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DNS Record Contents: Are Organizations Giving Away More Than They Should?

There are several directions an organization can take when naming critical digital properties. A classic tactic is using a common theme, such as pet names, planets, or colors. A CTO suggested naming database nodes after “Game of Thrones (GoT)” characters. Taking this route makes for an obscure naming system that would be difficult for third parties to guess. more

As Global Internet Demands Skyrocket, Expert Share Advice on How to Optimize IT Infrastructure to Meet Modern-Day Challenges

Changes in modern-day habits and acceleration of digital transformation have led to an astronomical increase in demands for data transmission speed, capacity, and security. To keep up with these demands, IT firms have to intensify efforts to be better equipped to meet modern-day demands. more

IP Monetization: IP Leasing Makes the Case for Recurring Long-Term Revenue

Following the rapid growth of the internet over the past decade, IP addresses have become a valuable commodity, which now many are looking to monetize. According to Paulius Judickas, Head of Sales at IPXO, while selling IP assets may bring a big one-time payoff, leasing IPs could unlock consistent long-term revenue. more

Leasing IPv4 Addresses in the Dawn of the New Internet Era

Increased use of internet services, broader application of IoT devices, and COVID-related shift to remote work are just a few factors accelerating the transition to the new era of the Internet. However, the current network architecture is falling behind the imposed expectations to support new-age integrations, leaving one to wonder if the gap will close up any time soon. more

How to Monitor IP Netblocks for Possible Targeted Attacks

A couple of weeks back, a security researcher alerted his LinkedIn contacts about possibly ongoing targeted attacks stemming from the Iranian subnet 194[.]147[.]140[.]x. He advised cybersecurity specialists to watch out for subnets that may be threatful and consider blocking them. This post encouraged us to look into the subnets and details our findings using IP Netblocks WHOIS Database. more

Not All VPN Users Are Worth Trusting, a Lesson for Cloud Service Providers

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are widespread; about a third of the Internet population uses them worldwide. Their primary reason? VPN usage touts more secure browsing. more

Everything You Need to Know About IPv4 vs. IPv6

The "IP" in IPv4 and IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol, which is a set of rules that determine how devices transmit data packets across the Internet. Internet Protocol also assigns a unique address to each device on the web. These addresses ensure data packets are routed to the correct device. more

The Louisiana State Ransomware Attack: Enhancing Cyberdefense with Reverse IP Address Lookup

An attempted ransomware attack on some Louisiana state servers caused the state's cybersecurity team to shut down their IT systems and websites. Governor John Bel Edwards, however, emphasized that not all of the state's servers were affected. more

The Disney+ Account Hijacking: Preventing Unauthorized Network Access with Threat Intelligence Tools

What was supposed to be an exciting week after the launch of Disney+, a subscription-based video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service of Walt Disney Company, turned into a nightmare for thousands of users. more

InterMed Breach: How Threat Intelligence Sources Help Maintain Domain Integrity

Major healthcare providers suffer a lot from breaches, both from a legal and financial standpoint. Aside from patient lawsuits, they also face severe penalties imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). more