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DNS Hijacking: How to Identify and Protect Against It.
SecurityTrails Blog · Jun 13 · SecurityTrails team

DNS Hijacking: How to Identify and Protect Against It

A cyber threat thought by many to be a thing of the past has seen its resurrection over the past couple of months. Earlier in the year, we saw reports about widespread DNS hijacking campaigns targeting the Middle East and North Africa with a few in Europe and the US. That was followed by information about DNS hijacking attacks targeting home routers and phishing websites that imitate Netflix, PayPal, Uber, Gmail and more.

Top GitHub Dorks and Tools Used to Scan GitHub Repositories for Sensitive Data.
SecurityTrails Blog · Jun 04 · SecurityTrails team

Top GitHub Dorks and Tools Used to Scan GitHub Repositories for Sensitive Data

For years, using Github as your main repository for application development version control has been the industry standard. Even in the presence of many competitors, Github still stands as the number one option. Millions of developers push code changes to GitHub several times in a single day, and those changes can be overwhelming when you’re working simultaneously with distributed dev teams ‘round the clock. Troubles arise when developers accidentally include password credentials, usernames or cloud-based keys in their public and private repos.

Is SSL really a sign of security?.
SecurityTrails Blog · Apr 30 · SecurityTrails team

Is SSL really a sign of security?

Over the past few years, we’ve seen SSL/TLS growth like never before. And that’s due, in part, to a series of events boosted by companies like Google with their famous announcement of HTTPS as a ranking signal, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, other big players with the Let’s Encrypt project, cPanel’s free AutoSSL features released to the web hosting industry, and many others making strides toward a better, safer internet.

Domain Theft: How to Avoid Buying Stolen Domain Names and Protect Your Own Domains.
SecurityTrails Blog · Jan 22 · SecurityTrails team

Domain Theft: How to Avoid Buying Stolen Domain Names and Protect Your Own Domains

Previously we shared some interesting tips about domain hijacking, where we discussed a few concepts, information and tips to prevent this kind of malicious activity against your domain names. Domain stealing, also known as domain theft, is a common criminal activity on the Internet. It consists in transferring your domain name illegally to another registrar, without you knowing about it.