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Comment First credible way to detect real 0day on your box (Score 4, Informative) 41

http://blockwatch.ioactive.com:8888/

It's pretty alpha, and you will need to use IE to install it. This tool compares software in memory against known signatures, allowing you to confirm what's running on the system is really what you think it is. It works with HyperV and VMWare.

It's free. Thanks IO Active!

Comment Re:I don't like the sound of this (Score 1) 155

Yeah, registration expiry info is only available in WHOIS, not in the zone itself.

Dealing with other TLDs that allow second-level requires knowledge of their structures. Some of them have wildcards too, and that is detectable. Anyone doing this kind of automation can figure it out. It's not hard, it just sucks.

Comment Re:I don't like the sound of this (Score 5, Insightful) 155

You don't have to answer all of them. You don't have to directly answer their questions either. You could just say things like:

- I don't want this. This system is not in my best interest.
- I don't want to register with anyone to query this data.
- Abuse mitigation should be handled by each registrar, this is a good way for them to differentiate themselves.
- I don't want to pay for this system at all
- Law enforcement should be given no special access at all. Nobody should accredit them.

You could also contact your registrar if you own a lot of domains and let them know you don't support this move at all. Ask them to oppose it.

Submission + - ICANN working group seeks to kill WHOIS (computerworld.com.au)

angry tapir writes: An Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) working group is seeking public input on a successor to the current WHOIS system used to retrieve domain name information. The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) has issued a report that recommends a radical change from WHOIS, replacing the current system with a centralised data store maintained by a third party that would be responsible for authorising "requestors" who want to obtain domain information.

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