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17 Mar 2019

A short history of DNS over HTTP (so far) Internet
The IETF is in the midst of a vigorous debate about DNS over HTTP or DNS over HTTPS, abbreviated as DoH. How did we get there, and where do we go from here?

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/dohsofar.html

24 Jan 2019

What's wrong with this security model? Internet
I'm moving some of my financial accounts to Lively, a fintech startup. We've had the usual chit-chat about details of where the money is coming from on the messaging system on their web site. It works fine, when there's something new they send me a note saying to log in and check my messages. Except that today they sent me a message through a third party "secure" messaging service. To protect the guilty, we'll call it Hubri.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/sosecret.html

20 Nov 2018

DOHA and ZIPPO make forty five ICANN
Forty five what? Forty five abandoned top level domains. On November 7, ICANN received
a notice from the Communication Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar that they are terminating the registration agreement for .DOHA. Two weeks before that, the Zadco company terminated .ZIPPO.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/ICANN/dead45.html

22 Oct 2018

M3AAWG and APWG do the best survey yet on WHOIS redaction ICANN
M3AAWG, the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile, Anti-Abuse Working Group and APWG, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, surveyed their members about recent WHOIS changes. With over 300 results from security researchers, it's the broadest report yet on WHOIS use.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/ICANN/m3apsurvey.html

05 Sep 2018

GDPR didn't affect spam? Not so fast. Internet

I have recently become aware of a blog post from Recorded Future that attempts to analyse the effects of the GDPR on online security. Unfortunately, it starts by asking an irrelevant question, and then goes on to use irrelevant metrics to come to a meaningless answer.

The premise of Recorded Future's article -- that spammers would send more spam and register more domains because GDPR came into effect -- tells us nothing useful about how GDPR affects anything. It's the wrong question, it's not a question most security people are concerned with, and it ignores how spam and spammers work.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/recorded-future.html

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