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Microsoft, the most impersonated brand name

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As everyone’s dependency on the internet increased due to global lockdowns, the scammers found a haven in this pandemic. As new people embraced the cyberworld, the fraudsters got hold of easy prey, to lure them into their trap. And it appears imitating brands like Microsoft has been their primary arsenal.  A report by Check Point Research, states that Microsoft has been the most...

Trump’s domain name hacked, defaced with Quranic verse

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Former POTUS and businessman Donald Trump hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent times. From losing the presidency to the impeachment process to the Capitol riots, things aren’t going well for him. Amid this, Trump faced another blow.  Some hackers hacked the domain name action.DonaldJTrump.com. Not only did they hack the system, they also left a note which is from the Quran. The...

Gemini Roped In For Custody Of Unstoppable’s .CRYPTO Domains

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Unstoppable Domains, a leader in blockchain domains announced that it has partnered with Gemini LLC, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, to offer custody services for the former’s .crypto domains. This means, users who have purchased .crypto domains from Unstoppable can now store their addresses with Gemini Custody. Domain registrars like 101domain and EnCirca will now use...

Microsoft Follows Google, Puts Focus On Domains

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In today’s episode of browsers vs URLs, we have Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows following up after Google’s Chrome in trimming URLs displayed on the address bar. In a previous article, I discussed about Google’s on and off pursuits on this since years, and how it continues doing it despite the relentless backlash and user frustration. The reason Google gives is that this feature...

Hackers Impersonate WordPress To Hijack Domains

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Researchers at Naked Security, the web security arm of the British IT security company Sophos, recently got an e-mail from WordPress. It offered them an upgrade to DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) from DNS (Domain Name System) for their domain. It highlighted the drawbacks of the DNS and the advantages of a domain with DNSSEC over the DNS. If you’re a beginner reading this, DNS is...

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