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Domain name um.edu.my officially signed and secured by DNSSEC with .my Domain Registry on 27 January 2011


DNSSEC is chosen as a way to increase trust in the internet.

"The Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is a suite of Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF) specifications for securing certain kinds of information
provided by the Domain Name System (DNS) as used on Internet Protocol (IP) networks."

"DNSSEC is meant to prevent DNS cache poisoning attacks by allowing domain names and
corresponding IP addresses to be verified using digital signatures and public-key encryption. "


DNSSEC services basically protect against most of the threats to the Domain Name System.
It is a set of extensions to DNS, which provide:
a) origin authentication of DNS data,
b) data integrity,
c) authenticated denial of existence.


The implementation success of DNSSEC is dependent on:
- the deployment on domains with high visibility ,
- the deployment on recursive nameservers : server that serves a large number of users,
- most importantly "You need to make sure that your DNS software is updated,"Nominum chief
scientist and DNS inventor Paul Mockapetris ::read more::


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Article sourced from >> Mr Haniff Nordan (AiTo-PTM Data Center)

 
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