West African Internet Outage

Oracle‘s Dyn service have a research lab, who analyse information from the Internet. In the blog entry below, they look at the recent loss of connectivity on the ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) cable system. The cable cut occurred near Nouakchott, Mauritania. This subsea cable links most of the countries on the western coast of…

New secure Quad9 DNS service supports IPv6

Quad9 is a new DNS service that prevents against malware. Previously I would have recommended OpenDNS to provide this service. But OpenDNS doesn’t support IPv6 with the malware protection. It only has an IPv6 resolver. Quad9 supports both IPv6 and protects against malware domains. Quad9 is the result of a partnership between IBM (who provided…

MDSec produce PowerShell delivery via DNS

Remember a few months ago, I posted a piece via Engadget about Cisco’s Talos team finding bot control traffic in DNS data. Now MDSec have produced and published a proof of concept code for this. MDSec are security consulting and education company based in the UK. The publish the Web and Mobile Application Hacker’s Handbook…