Two recent studies have shown that around 40% of federal government agencies are out of compliance with a regulation that requires them to deploy an extra layer of authentication on their Web sites to prevent hacker attacks. Two years ago federal agencies were required to support DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on their Web sites. DNSSEC solves what 's called the Kaminsky vulnerability, a fundamental flaw in the DNS that was disclosed in 2008. This flaw makes it possible for hackers to launch cache ...

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