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ICANN Changing the DNS Root Crypto Keys Today

At 1600 UTC today (1700 Dublin time) ICANN will be doing a “key rollover” of the DNS root. What that means in plain English (and I’m really really simplifying this)  is that the underlying DNS root infrastructure that runs all domains around the world is getting an “oil change”. It won’t impact most internet users. […]

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Don’t Scare Away Your Customers

With the release of Chrome 68 (July 24th 2018) if your website doesn’t have an SSL secure certificate visitors to it are going to get a fairly scary message. Why? Google has been pushing for HTTPS everywhere for some time. Over the last year the Chrome browser, which has around 60% of the global browser […]

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The Secure Domain For Apps is Here!

Over the past couple of years hundreds of new domain name extensions have been made available to businesses and individuals around the globe. Choice is a good thing, so we’ve been happy to offer most of those domain names to our clients around the world. However there are a few domain name extensions that have […]

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GDPR Perspectives EURALO Slides

Earlier this evening EURALO hosted a webinar on GDPR. Unlike many of the webinars that have been held within the context of ICANN over the last few months this one was not purely focussed on whois. Also, due to the variety of speakers, the topics covered weren’t all ICANN related, as there were speakers from […]

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Be Aware of Ransomware

There’s been a worrying increase in incidences of so-called ransomware attacks. Typically these involve a trojan, delivered as an email attachment which, when opened, encrypts the user’s files so that they are inaccessible before displaying a ransom note, demanding sums ranging from hundreds to several thousand euros in return for the encryption key. In an age where data is power, […]

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Achievement Unlocked! Blacknight Now ISO Certified

One of the things we have always taken seriously is our customers’ security and privacy. Neither are particularly “sexy” or “exciting” topics, but they’re vital. They’ve always been important, but over the past couple of years more and more of the mainstream media are talking about security and privacy – and rightly so. As you […]

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Mobile Devices Latest Target for Spam and Malware

The proportion of spam emails decreased in 2015 to 55.28 percent of all email traffic, a fall of 11.48 percent on the previous year, according to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin. But mobile devices are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. The cybersecurity company’s latest bulletin said that in 2015 cybercriminals continued to send out […]

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