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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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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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DomainTools Forges Industry Partnerships to Bring Powerful Solutions to Security Threat Investigators

DomainTools Forges Industry Partnerships to Bring Powerful Solutions to Security Threat Investigators

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a press release today, we made an announcement about our partnerships with Mandiant, Cyber Squared Inc. and Malformity Labs to help provide security analysts with more powerful threat intelligence and cybercrime investigation solutions. Through these integrations, investigators who rely on our unparalleled repository of DNS and Whois data, will be able to more effectively […]

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What’s better than the world’s best Whois data? The world’s best PARSED Whois data!

What’s better than the world’s best Whois data? The world’s best PARSED Whois data!

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

DomainTools works tirelessly to build the world’s best database of Whois records, with coverage spanning all of the ccTLDs and each new gTLD as it comes online—not to mention the “big six” TLDs: com, net, org, biz, info, and us. We believe we have reason to claim that our coverage is unparalleled. But now we have […]

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Beyond Whois, Part 2: IP Addresses Tell Many Tales

Beyond Whois, Part 2: IP Addresses Tell Many Tales

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Part 1 of our Beyond Whois blog, we introduced the concept of the Domain Profile, the set of datapoints that DomainTools returns in a Whois lookup. The Domain Profile gives a wealth of information that is not contained in the actual Whois record for a domain, so using DomainTools gives you an investigative starting […]

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Bellwether or Anomaly? The Rise and (Apparent) Fall of .PW

Bellwether or Anomaly? The Rise and (Apparent) Fall of .PW

| July 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

There’s been a lot of speculation about how domain registrations will take off (or not) in the new gTLDs that are rapidly coming online. Last year we covered the growth of .PW roughly one month after launch; this commercial re-launch of the ccTLD for Palau was watched closely because many felt it might predict customer […]

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Beyond Whois: DomainTools Domain Profile

Beyond Whois: DomainTools Domain Profile

| July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Official ownership records are valuable and can often tell interesting tales about the goods–physical or digital–that they cover. However, ownership records only go so far, as anyone who has used a commercial vehicle history report knows! Getting beyond the basics of registration data can make a world of difference for prospective buyers, and several firms have […]

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