Tag Archives: DNS

Nitol Malware — Leveraging Dynamic DNS for Nefarious Gains

September 19, 2012 by Jason Soroko     No Comments

A malicious botnet called ‘Nitol’ was interrupted by Microsoft on Sept. 13. ‘Nitol’ was using a Dynamic DNS to enable the infected bot computers to communicate with the hacker’s command and control server. For background, it is possible to serve a website from a home computer, but the difficulty is that your home Internet service [Read More...]

Filed Under: Malware Tagged With: BotnetsBotnets, control server, DNS

Certification Authority Authorization

July 11, 2012 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

One of the issues of having many public CAs is that any or all can issue SSL certificates for any domain. This would be upsetting to a subscriber that has reviewed the SSL industry and has chosen a CA that they can trust and work with. Another CA can issue a certificate for their domain [Read More...]