The TXT Record

What's a UUID?

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 By Joe St Sauver

I. Introduction When working with DNSDB or Security Information Exchange (SIE) DNS-related channels, you may occasionally see domain name labels with a very distinctive "dash-separated pattern" such as the following: 8a1c7f6a-ac5e-4898-af1e-2654d0fa8e45.probe.performance.dropbox.com. c34b98c1-02d5-4020-a6e0-c89af9a9b56e.sync.upravel.com. 0fe9da84-55ab-48fc-847e-4da8807419ee.mitdmp.whiteboxdigital.ru. bec89e42-fe87-44a0-b53d-55b8bc7b7a7a.notifications.api.brightspace.com. 9565a982-6467-4d43-94ac-a5094ad877cc.us.u.fastly-insights.com. f5489548-9f97-4a48-b22b-2f03aec465aa.edge1.pingone.com. eaf4f4b1-65fa-5480-5013-05ab140f8498.z1.dca0.com. That is, the bolded portion of each of those names all follow the pattern: Eight hexadecimal digits followed by a dash Four hexadecimal digits followed by a dash (repeated two additional times) Twelve hexadecimal digits These names are...

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Opt What?

Monday, June 14, 2021 By Paul Vixie

All opt-out is spam. If you're not a spammer, don't use the verb "to opt-out" in connection with any of your activities.

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Farsight DNSDB Transforms for Maltego with Flexible Search Now Available

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 By Robert Duran

Today Maltego Technologies GmbH and Farsight Security announced that Farsight DNSDB Transforms for Maltego have been updated to include DNSDB 2.0 Flexible Search capabilities and renamed DNSDB Transforms to align with Maltego's best practices. We are excited to deliver these new capabilities to threat hunters! Let's dig into what's changed and the benefits of the updated Transforms. First, a little bit history… Farsight’s flagship product, DNSDB is the world's largest database of historical DNS information...

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New UI Names for Farsight DNSDB Transforms for Maltego

Thursday, June 3, 2021 By Ben April

This is a quick post to alert users of the Farsight DNSDB Transforms for Maltego of some upcoming changes. The most visible change in this update is a refresh of all transform UI names, the functional name for use in Machines stays the same. We moved the “[DNSDB]” to the end and adopted the updated Maltego naming best practices. There is a table below with the old and new names for reference. The other noteworthy...

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New Report: DNS Network Traffic Volumes During the Pandemic: April 2020-March 2021

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 By Joe St Sauver

New 439-page report examines 341 selected 2nd-level domains drawn from wide range of categories, from social media and travel to news and retail sites

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