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Submission + - .org now signed for DNSSEC (pir.org)

lothos writes: "As of today, 06/02/2009, the Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) has signed the tld .org for DNSSEC. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is dedicated to the security and stability of the internet. In our effort to bolster Internet security, we are implementing Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) within the .ORG Top Level Domain. DNSSEC is designed to protect Internet servers from domain name system attacks, such as DNS cache poisoning by malicious users. It is a set of DNS extensions which provide 3 basic functions:

        * Data Origin Authentication — assures that data is received from the authorized DNS server; can protect from impersonation attacks
        * Data Integrity — assures that data received matches data on the origin DNS server, and is not modified during transit; protects from man-in-the-middle type pollution attacks.
        * Authenticated Denial of Existence — assures that a "Non-existent" response is valid."

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