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Crunch Report | Oracle Acquires Dyn “Thanksgiving Special”

The Thanksgiving edition of Crunch Report: What I'm thankful for... disappearing live video and messages in Instagram, Nutonomy hits the streets in Boston, Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn and Ed Zitr

We’re All Doomed, Or, Towards A Border Gateway Super Posse

Everything is broken. Just ask any security engineer. Way back in 1998, the members of the hacker collective L0pht testified to Congress that they could take down the entire Internet in 30 minutes by

The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

Bitcoin: it's at a crucially important crossroads; it's approaching a crisis that threatens its very existence; it has never been more likely to erupt into enormous global importance. Which? Don't be

Google Shuts Down PageSpeed Service For Accelerating Websites

Google is shutting down PageSpeed Service, its hosted solution for optimizing websites for faster delivery, on August 3. Developers have until then to change their DNS settings or their sites won't be

CDN Provider EdgeCast Gets Into The DNS Market With Launch Of EdgeCast Route

CDN provider EdgeCast wants to get into the global DNS market, and is doing so with the launch of a product called EdgeCast Route. The new DNS offering will rely on the company's global IP infrastruct

Pakistan’s PKNIC Says Hackers Exposed A Hole During Security Upgrade To Redirect Google.pk, Apple.pk And Hundreds More; Now Resorting To Whitelisting

Pakistan's domain registry provider PKNIC has <a target="_blank" href="http://pknic.net.pk/2012/">posted an explanation</a> of what it says happened when visits to a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.c

Social Annotation Site Diigo.com Recovering After Domain Hijacking Nightmare

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.diigo.com/">Diigo</a>, a social bookmarking and annotation site, is finally back online 50 hours after the domain was first hijacked. It's an incredible story that

DNSCrypt Encrypts Your DNS Traffic Because There’s Always Someone Out To Get You

We've talked about <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/OpenDNS">OpenDNS</a> quite a bit over the years, noting that these guys know what geeks like: free, fast DNS lookups that smooth out the Int

OpenDNS Now Serving 30 Million Customers

Everyone's favorite alternative DNS service, <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/opendns">OpenDNS</a>, is now serving up DNS to 30 million customers world-wide. The company announced this milesto

Help Key: Watch Netflix On Your Xbox360/PS3/Wii From Outside The USA

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/notavailable3unet1.jpg" />I'ts been a while since our <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/07/31/help-key-watch-netflix-from-outside-t

27 Billion Queries Served: OpenDNS Sees Record Traffic

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Screen-shot-2010-08-25-at-10.44.34-AM.jpg">I personally love <a href="http://www.opendns.com/">OpenDNS</a>, at least as much as you can l

Yammer Extended Outage. Update: It's Back!

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/yammer"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cp_1256118449_24256v1-max-250x250-215x43.png" width="215" height="43" /></a> <a href="http:

About time: Newest Apple security update fixes DNS glitch

Apple’s Security Update 2008-005 fixes that DNS glitch that has been freaking people out for the past few weeks. As such, it’s advised that you stop whatever you’re doing and apply t

That DNS flaw is the real deal, but many ISPs still haven't applied patch

Oh, AFP That DNS flaw that we mentioned a few days ago has been discovered by “hackers,” and is currently being “weaponized,” says a top Internet security expert. The attack makes use of cache

Overreaction: DNS flaw could leave you vulnerable to mean hackers!

There seems to be a slight flaw in the way DNS works, leaving it vulnerable to cache poisoning. Such attacks aren’t new, but mention the words “Internet” and “hacking” and everyone freak

OpenDNS: The Ultimate In Short-Cut Coolness

DNS is boring. Seriously. I’m yawning as I type this. However, OpenDNS is adding some very unusual features to their already speedy nameserver service. OpenDNS is a separate DNS nameserver syste