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DNS Network Traffic Volumes During the 2020 Pandemic

A Decade of Passive DNS: A Snapshot of Top-Level Domain Traffic

An industry first, this report, “A Decade of Passive DNS" provides an unprecedented snapshot of the use and popularity of top-level domains over a ten-year-period. The findings are based on what Farsight Security has seen in passive DNS from 2010-2019, excluding DNSSEC-related records. The information included in this report, gathered from our flagship solution, DNSDB, will be of great interest to those who may be curious about the relative size of various top-level domains and how the newer TLDs are faring as well as the distribution of RRtypes (from A and MX to PTR and SOA DNS records) as seen by our sensors. For those security professionals, brand specialists and other researchers who use our data daily to better secure their organizations, this report will help illuminate just how large DNSDB's data actually is, based on what was received through 2019.

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DNS Network Traffic Volumes During the 2020 Pandemic

DNS Network Traffic Volumes During the 2020 Pandemic

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has changed how users interact with the world and particularly with the Internet. Employees may now be working from home (or may have been laid off as a result of government-mandated business closures). Colleges and universities have largely shuttered their campuses and gone online. Online shopping has supplanted visits to brick-and-mortar stores. Business and leisure travel has largely ceased. Binge-watching streaming television has replaced going out for dinner, drinks, and a traditional movie. The world we inhabit today is NOT the same world we inhabited at the end of 2019.

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The Modality of Mortality in Domain Names

The Modality of Mortality in Domain Names

New domains often are used by bad actors to create phishing, malware and other cyberattacks, but then are quickly abandoned or taken down. In this new Farsight Security research,"The Modality of Mortality of Domain Names," presented at Virus Bulletin International 2018 (#VB2018), we provide the industry's first systematic study of domain lifetimes, unravelling their complexities and showing the impact of blocklists on the new gTLDs. The results can be used to deploy more secure DNS policy rules in a computer network.

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Global Internationalized Domain Name Homograph Report

Farsight Security Global Internationalized Domain Name Homograph Report

Using IDN standards and protocols, Internet-users are able to register and use domain names in scripts other than Basic Latin. Yet IDNs are often abused by cybercriminals to conduct malicious activities, such as phishing or malware distribution. In this research report, Farsight Security examines the prevalence and distribution of IDN homographs across the Internet.

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Farsight Security Global DNS Defense Report

Farsight Security Global DNS Defense Report

Farsight Security tested the primary domain of nearly 4000 organizations, both leading corporations and higher education institutions, to assess adoption of emerging technologies and key DNS defensive measures. Find out if your organization was included in the report and obtain the test results.

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Email Fraud and DMARC Adoption

Email Fraud and DMARC Adoption:

An Agari and Farsight Security Report.

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Luxury Brands, Cheap Domains

Email Fraud and DMARC Adoption:

Luxury Brands, Cheap Domains:

Why Retailers Are Losing The Fight Against Online Counterfeiting.

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