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1Password Introduces Domain Breach Reports

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1Password, one of the world’s most used and trusted password manager has launched a first-of-its-kind domain breach report. Enterprises using 1Password services can now quickly identify accounts that have been compromised and alert employees to create new passwords generated by 1Password. Once set-up with 1Password, team members can use 1Password Watchtower to identify where compromised passwords...

Domain of Largest Torrent Portal Suspended

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Torrentz2.eu, the primary domain of the popular torrent website has been suspended by the EURid. It was the most visited torrent indexing site as of April 2020. Torrentz2, launched in 2016, is the successor of Torrentz, which abruptly shut down the same year. While Torrentz was based in Finland, its heir wasn’t so generous to reveal that info. But that was no barrier to the meta-search platform...

US Government To Use HTTPS To Secure Its .gov Websites

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Beginning September 1, 2020, new .gov websites will only be accessible via HTTPS as they will be automatically preloaded, as announced by the U.S Government’s DotGov Program. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the DotGov Program which handles the .gov TLD. For this purpose, it’s collaborating with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). “We believe the...

Web.com Suspends White Nationalist Site

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VDARE.com, a promoter of white supremacy and anti-immigration ideology has its domain in jeopardy as its registrar, Network Solutions, has threatened to de-list the site. This means that the site would be only accessible on the dark web through special browsers. The website had until Thursday to transfer its domain after which its services would be suspended, said a letter by the lawyer of the...

The Largest Crypto Exchange Loses Domain Dispute To An Australian Florist

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Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in trade volume (as of January 2018) recently lost a domain dispute to Binancé, an Australian florist. The domain in question here is binance.com.au. Binance filed the complaint on April 15, 2020, and the proceedings began on April 17, 2020. Ashurst Australia was representing Binance, and its lawyers argued that trademark for Binance had been...

Are Domain Registars The New Age Cyber-Arms Dealers?

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Yet another day of Chrome removing malicious extensions from its webstore, but this time there is more to what meets the eye. As reported by Awake, the security firm behind the exposure, all these extensions link to an Israel based domain registrar – GalComm. It uncovered 100+ malicious or fake Chrome extensions that used GalComm domains for attacker command and control infrastructure and/or as...

Warner Bros. Registers New Domains, Hints At Upcoming Games

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DC fans, the much-speculated games on Batman and Suicide Squad might be out sooner than expected! MarkMonitor Inc Inc, Warner Bros Inc’s often used domain broker recently registered two domains for each of them – GothamKnightsGame.com and SuicideSquadGame.com. Another one, SuicideSquadKillTheJusticeLeague.com was also registered, possibly the name for the Suicide Squad game. Fans are...

Meet The .New Addition To Google’s Portfolio

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Google Meet has joined the troupe of its .new domains. You can now simply begin a new meeting by typing meet.new in the address bar. This will open a fully functional Google Meet session in your web browser from where users can send invite links as well as host the meeting. You can also add numbers at the end of the domain to differentiate between multiple accounts and bookmark them whenever you...

Domains Come Into Focus As Chrome Clips URLs

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Google is back at it again – experimenting with what shows up in users’ omnibox and address bar when they use Chrome. Google has tried on and off since years, to hide those parts of URLs it deems “irrelevant”, or just not show them at all, displaying the keywords the user typed, instead. This time it has hidden the http:, https: and www. prefixes whilst showing just the domain name. For example...

Almost Half of .UK Domain Disputes in 2019 Decided In Favour Of The Complainant

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Nominet, the registry for .uk domains released, the yearly report on domain disputes it handled in 2019. It introduced its Dispute Resolution System back in 2001 for this purpose. eBay and Gumtree, Pierre Balmain SA, the Taunton Angling Association, and Groupon make up some of the most noteworthy cases of the year. Now, let’s look at some stats: 0.007% of the total .uk domains i.e. 801 disputed...

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