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Usability and Navigation Improvements to DomainTools Website

Usability and Navigation Improvements to DomainTools Website

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve visited DomainTools today, you might have noticed a few not-so-minor changes. We’ve spent some time recently improving the usability and ease in navigating our site. We focused on getting you to the tools and data you use with fewer clicks and less scrolling. Our most noticeable changes are the header and footer across […]

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See you at SecureWorld!

See you at SecureWorld!

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re in the Seattle area, and you’re attending SecureWorld in Bellevue, let us know! We’re excited to be participating in this event for a second year. The topics are spot on, the agenda and speakers look interesting, and it’s in our backyard…all great reasons for sending a big entourage to the event. Come by […]

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Mining Domain Data to Predict Badness

Mining Domain Data to Predict Badness

| October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

We are freshly back from MIRcon 2014, the annual security show put on by Mandiant. MIRcon has become a significant cybersecurity trade event, with hundreds of participants from the private sector as well as government/military. Different tracks of presentations cover security R&D, management/policy, and incident response. Keynotes were given by Mandiant founder Kevin Mandia, former […]

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Stars of Cybersecurity Rock Austin

Stars of Cybersecurity Rock Austin

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, better known as IEEE, has developed a new series of shows with the theme of “Rock Stars.” These shows gather experts in the show’s topical area (Big Data, Mobile Cloud, Cybersecurity) for informational seminars and panel discussions, along with informal networking opportunities. And lest you find hardcore geekery […]

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System Patches for Shellshock

System Patches for Shellshock

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, a new vulnerability, now named Shellshock, was exposed in a program named bash. This program is present on most Unix/Linux systems including OS X. You can learn more about this vulnerability in Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash bug and Peter Whittaker’s helpful management briefing. Our systems administrators are taking the Shellshock vulnerability seriously. […]

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Big Data and Cyber Threat Intelligence

Big Data and Cyber Threat Intelligence

| September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

There has always been a lively–and very relevant–debate in security circles about where and how to expend resources, be they cash, personnel or attention. Budgets are tight and we have not yet found a holistic and bullet-proof solution to stopping hackers and malware from getting into our systems. (Nor will we as long as the […]

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Cisco Spots, Snags Spoofing Spammer

Cisco Spots, Snags Spoofing Spammer

| September 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Spammers are wily, but guess what? So are the good folks fighting this digital scourge. In a recent blog post, the Talos team from Sourcefire (now part of Cisco) documents a recent successful investigation of a spammer. The article focuses on the rather arcane crime of IP hijacking, but the hijacking in this case is really […]

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DomainTools System Maintenance – September 21, 2014

DomainTools System Maintenance – September 21, 2014

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

At DomainTools, customer success through system availability and product performance is a top priority. Over the last 18 months, we have been upgrading our code, systems and infrastructure to ensure reliability and high performance with an ever increasing user base and data set. Sometimes this requires us to do things that impacts product performance for […]

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A New Look For Your Eye In The Sky: Enhancements to DomainTools Monitors

A New Look For Your Eye In The Sky: Enhancements to DomainTools Monitors

| September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Internet is an intensely dynamic place–the entities you investigate don’t remain frozen after your investigation completes! Thousands of domains are registered, change hands, change hosting, or are dropped every day, and it can be challenging to stay informed. DomainTools monitoring products can do the heavy lifting for you, tracking changes and sending you alerts […]

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Beyond Whois, Part 3: Two Faces of Lucy

Beyond Whois, Part 3: Two Faces of Lucy

| September 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

In the first two installments of this series (Beyond Whois: The Domain Profile and Beyond Whois: IP Addresses Tell Many Tales), we looked at how there are a lot of datapoints in the DomainTools database that go beyond Whois and DNS records to help you find elusive answers to domain ownership and the connections among […]

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