US Government DNS Will Be Secure

Aron Schatz
September 22, 2008

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DNSSEC will be imposed on all .gov sites by next year. Why this wasn't done sooner is beyond me. At least they are wising up to this stuff.


DNSSEC prevents hackers from hijacking Web traffic and redirecting it to bogus sites. The Internet standard prevents spoofing attacks by allowing Web sites to verify their domain names and corresponding IP addresses using digital signatures and public-key encryption. With DNSSEC deployed, federal Web sites "are less prone to be hacked into, and it means they can offer their services with greater assurances to the public," says Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. "DNSSEC means more confidence in government online services."


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