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What is DNS Firewall? A beginner’s guide

September 14, 2018

With the ever increasing demands on IT, security and networking teams, tools that reduce workloads, which don’t cost the earth, are always welcome.  One such tool is DNS Firewall. For those not familiar with how DNS Firewall works, and the benefits it provides, read on… An introduction to DNS Firewall At its most basic level, similar to traditional firewalls, DNS Firewall blocks/redirects end-users from accessing malicious sites.  The main difference between the two is that...

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10 questions to ask a potential DNS Firewall provider

September 11, 2018

If you are looking to protect your users, customers and IoT devices from connecting to malicious sites via a domain name system (DNS) firewall you have multiple choices.   Here are key questions to ask your potential DNS Firewall provider (and yourself!) to ensure you make the right choice for your business’s needs. Ways of deployment Let’s start with the basics; currently, there are 3 different ways to deploy DNS Firewall: On-premises open source software: Threat intelligence...

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Ways to use Passive DNS: Malware Researcher

August 13, 2018

Passive DNS can ease the burden on Malware Researchers by reducing the need for complex reverse engineering when dealing with malware. Once you have an IP address for a Botnet Command & Control (Botnet C&C) Server Passive DNS enables you to drill down and analyse the host names served by the same IP address and extend your searches, for example, to the authoritative name servers for the domain.       USING PASSIVE DNS: PENETRATION...

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Ways to use Passive DNS: Security Professional

August 13, 2018

Security Professionals can use Passive DNS to investigate domains or IP addresses that have raised suspicion, and find out if it is a single malicious IP or a complex multi-layered operation they are dealing with. Investigate domains that are within the same subnet of a particular IP address – some (or most) of these may display similar behaviours as the one that has caused you concern. Abusers recycle their resources e.g. the same web server...

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Ways to use Passive DNS: Brand Protection Specialist

August 13, 2018

Passive DNS adds value to multiple roles, including Brand Protection Specialists. You can utilise Passive DNS to highlight shadow domains, or typo squatting and identify who is masquerading as your company, brand or trademark and potentially hurting your customers and damaging your brand. Search the Passive DNS database for domain names that contain the whole name of your company, or a specific key word. Pinpoint malicious domains and easily view their IP address. Search this...

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Ways to use Passive DNS: Penetration Tester

August 13, 2018

Passive DNS has the potential to assist various IT security roles, including Penetration Testers.  Take a look at the highlights below to get a clear understanding of how Passive DNS can provide you with deeper insights into the security of the networks you are evaluating. Search for all the DNS records relating to the subnets of the domain you are investigating, to highlight what different functions the servers are being used for.  Things to look...

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What is Passive DNS? A beginner’s guide

August 13, 2018

Passive DNS has been an industry standard tool for more than a decade, but given the conversations we are having with various customers, IT teams & security teams, it’s apparent that there is some uncertainty as to what Passive DNS is, and also how it can help businesses protect both their networks and brand. What is Passive DNS? Until the introduction of Passive DNS there was no way to retrieve the content of any DNS...

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Connect with Deteque @ OXS18 Rome

August 6, 2018

OXS18 Power Innovation Open-Xchange are holding their 10th European Summit (OXS18) in Rome on 27th & 28th September and Deteque will be there too.  Attendees will have the opportunity to network with a multitude of telcos, hosters and cable carriers.  Additionally Open-Xchange senior management and product experts will be on hand to discuss how their ever evolving innovative products and services can assist you. Deteque’s Matt Stith, Product Manager and Abuse Desk guru, will be...

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Passive DNS – exclusive beta testing opportunity

July 27, 2018

Whether you are a security professional wanting to uncover patterns of malicious activity from networks across the world, or a brand protection specialist wanting to expose the deceptive use of specific domains, utilising Passive DNS data should be part of your toolset. Passive DNS provides a wealth of valuable information to digital security professionals, enabling the user to review relationships that have both historically and currently exist between online properties e.g. domain names and internet...

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Brian Krebs | Notorious ‘Hijack Factory’ Shunned from Web

July 12, 2018

Brian Krebs investigates the Bitcanal “Hijack Factory” story which hit the news this week. Through continually hijacking Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routes, Bitcanal leased swathes of IP addresses to spammers. Since 2014 Bitcanal has appeared in 103 SBL listings researched by Spamhaus. Read Brian’s article here ....

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