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The Internet's DNS Gets Key Security Feature

Internet security came under special scrutiny two years ago after a researcher disclosed security risks to the Internet's DNS (Domain Name System) infrastructure. The weakness in the DNS had the potential to disrupt the Internet's operation as it could be exploited by attackers to misdirect Internet users' traffic.

As eSecurityPlanet reports, the root zone of the Internet's DNS has been digitally signed for DNSSEC which provides the first secured root of DNS information. It's the latest in a series of incremental security measures being developed for the Internet infrastructure.


The root zone of the Internet's DNS ) has now been digitally signed for DNSSEC ). With DNSSEC, the information integrity of DNS -- the technology that helps to routes domain name traffic to IP addresses -- can be secured, limiting the risk of DNS spoofing attacks and mitigating a key threat to the Internet at large.

The signing marks a major milestone in the history of Internet security, for the first time providing a secured root of DNS information.

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet:
DNSSEC Now Deployed in Root DNS