PC World highlights DNSSEC at Black Hat

PC World’s “What to Watch at Black Hat and Defcon” article points to DNSSEC sessions at Black Hat, which starts today in Las Vegas.  The article notes:

Two years ago, Dan Kaminsky made headlines worldwide by uncovering a flaw in the DNS (Domain Name System) used to look up the addresses of computers on the Internet. This year, Kaminsky is speaking again at Black Hat — this time on Web security tools. But he’s also been tapped to participate in a press conference where he and representatives from ICANN (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) and VeriSign will discuss Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) — a new way of doing DNS that provides a level of confidence that computers connected to the Internet are what they actually claim to be….”We’ve been looking at how DNSSEC is going to address not only DNS vulnerabilities, but some of the core vulnerabilities we have in security,” Kaminsky said in an interview. “We’re not going to solve all of those problems with DNSSEC… but there’s an entire class of authentication vulnerabilities that DNSSEC does address.”

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