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Fwd: [dane] US FCC CSRIC recommends DNSSEC, US ISPs agree to deploy it

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:36:06 +0100
To: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
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DNSSEC rolling out.

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> From: John Gilmore <gnu@toad.com>
> Subject: [dane] US FCC CSRIC recommends DNSSEC, US ISPs agree to deploy it
> Date: 24 March 2012 10:36:47 CET
> To: dane@ietf.org, gnu@toad.com
> 
> FYI.   --John
> 
> http://www.fcc.gov/document/csric-adopts-recs-minimize-three-major-cyber-threats
> 
>  Chairman Genachowski applauds voluntary commitments by nation's
>  largest Internet Service Providers, including AT&T, CenturyLink,
>  Comcast, Cox, Sprint, Time Warner Cable, T-Mobile and Verizon to
>  better secure their communications networks and protect consumers and
>  business  ...
> 
>  ...industry advisory group for the Federal Communications Commission
>  (FCC), the Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability
>  Council (CSRIC), unanimously adopted recommendations for voluntary
>  action by Internet service providers (ISPs) to combat three major
>  cyber security threats, including botnets, attacks on the Domain Name
>  System (DNS), and Internet route hijacking.  ...
> 
>  CSRIC recommended that ISPs implement best practices to better secure
>  the Domain Name System. DNS works like a telephone book for the
>  Internet, but lack of security for DNS has enabled spoofing, allowing
>  Internet criminals to coax credit card numbers and personal data from
>  users who do not realize they are on an illegitimate website. DNSSEC
>  is a set of secure protocol extensions that prevent such fraudulent
>  activity. This recommendation is a significant first step toward full
>  DNSSEC implementation by ISPs and will allow users, with software
>  applications like browsers, to validate that the destination they are
>  trying to reach is authentic and not a spoofed website.  ...
> 
>  When fully implemented, these measures will strengthen the security
>  of the networks of the ISPs that provide Internet access to over 50
>  percent of residential broadband users.  ...
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