Yesterday was a black day for GoDaddy.com. During a few hours all they hosting services were interrupted. Mail, websites but, worse, all the DNS services were unavailable. The outage was caused by a member of Anonymous as said on Twitter but it’s not yet clear. Personally, who’s behind the attack,
Why is the World IPv6 Day Important?
The World IPv6 Day is scheduled on 8th of June. During 24 hours, big players on the Internet will make their content available via IPv6. Popular websites, like Google, Facebook and many more, will be available via IPv4 or IPv6 depending on your network configuration. This blog is already available
Belgium Would Like to Track Your Emails for Two Years?
Mr Stefaan De Clerck , the Belgian Justice Minister announced a new plan to fight (cyber-)criminals. Belgian ISP’s could be asked forced to keep a trace of all communications via e-mail for two years. Read the article on the RTBF website in French (or via Google Translate). The main reason
Easy Geolocalization of IP Addresses
If there was only one annoying operation for me, it will be to search contact information about IP addresses! Often, network administrators and security guys have to found out to who is assigned a given IP address (example: when analysis logs or doing forensics searches). Useful information linked to IP
The Great Belgian Firewall is Back?
During the month of April, the Belgian authorities decided to prevent a very controversial web-site to be accessed by Belgian citizens (read my previous post). According to ZDNet.be, the idea of a firewall is back on the table. The article states that host or domain names could be blocked via
DShield Web Honeypot – Alpha Preview Release
isc.sans.org announced today the Alpha availability of the DShield Web Honeypot: “The goal of the Web honeypot project is inline with the original DShield project, the data collected through the sensors feed the Dshield web database where human volunteers as well as machines pour through the data looking for abnormal
Do We Need a New Internet?
An article has been published this weekend in the NY Times about a hot topic: “Do we need a new Internet?“. To resume, the journalist, John Markoff, explained that the current Internet is not able to survive to attacks from malicious codes (viruses, malwares and other nice things). Unfortunately, deploying
France: IP Addresses are no Longer Considered as Private?
My last post was a little bit funny but the quote came from a French newspaper article about a judgment which can have an effect similar to an earthquake in France! It’s about the “privacy” aspect of IP addresses. A previous justice decision made by Court of Appel in Rennes
Google != Internet
As said in a previous post, during a few minutes this afternoon, Google decided to tag all the websites as “potentially dangerous”. This was quickly fixed but immediately reported by several sites: SANS ISC Slashdot The Register (I’m sure it will be a buzz in the coming hours!) Google is
Google Suddenly Decided that the Whole Internet is Dangerous?
What happened to Google this afternoon (16:00 GMT+1)? Suddenly, all websites are reported as “suspicious”: