We don't need an amateur small-business infosec army
I'm sure that the hearts of small business lobby groups are in the right place when they call for more involvement in Australia's national security. But maybe they should fit their own oxygen masks before offering to assist other passengers. Earlier ...


This has come up enough it seems worth noting for this U.S. Thanks Giving Holiday. The concept of public Domain Name Service (DNS) is not new, but worth discussing both the merits and pitfalls. Weve discussed DNS here quite a bit over the years, for a prospectus [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14].

There are a few (this is not an endorsement *quickly looks around for legal counsel and dodges them*) good services around that are known. Some ones worth mentioning that seem to be well maintained and have a free service for personal use:





Google DNS


This might be a good way to also help out those friends and familythat *sarcasm* inevitably call us for Information Technology support, and help make them a little bit">Your mileage may vary

To those in the U.S., or abroad, or whomever is celebrating Thanks Given, have a happy one!

[1] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/OpenDNS+is+looking+for+a+few+good+malware+people/13759

[2] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/OpenDNS+Research+Used+to+Predict+Threat/20405

[3] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Odd+DNS+Resolution+for+Google+via+OpenDNS/6265

[4] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Cyber+Security+Awareness+Month+Protecting+Your+Network+From+Dave/20213

[5] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Detecting+Queries+to+odd+DNS+Servers/18145

[6] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Guest+Diary+Xavier+Mertens+Integrating+VirusTotal+within+ELK/19967

[7] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Malicious+Word+Document+This+Time+The+Maldoc+Is+A+MIME+File/19673

[8] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/11+Ways+To+Track+Your+Moves+When+Using+a+Web+Browser/19369

[9] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Nuclear+EK+traffic+patterns+in+August+2015/20001

[10] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/VENOM+Does+it+live+up+to+the+hype/19701

[11] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/An+Example+of+Evolving+Obfuscation/19403

[12] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Yes+Virginia+Stored+XSSs+Do+Exist/20033

[13] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Business+Value+in+Big+Data/19727

[14] https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/How+Malware+Generates+Mutex+Names+to+Evade+Detection/19429

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