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[ NNSquad ] Re: Researchers' Typosquatting Stole 20 GB of E-Mail From Fortune 500

This is another reminder that the DNS is a danger -- it doesn't have any of
the human centric mechanism of trademark law and gives a false sense of
security. I've said this many times before yet we continue to vest the DNS
with powers far beyond that of mortal naming systems -- the Superman

The real question is not what would it take to move beyond the DNS to stable
names with social mechanisms. The question is why we continue to act as if
the DNS is the right basis for human-centric needs.

The related issue is the need for real edge-to-edge networking based on
stable relationships rather than today's system which has no such mechanism.
IPv6 can extend the current IP addresses but doesn't take is to the future
in which we have a stable connected infrastructure.

-----Original Message-----
From: nnsquad-bounces+nnsquad=bobf.frankston.com@nnsquad.org
[mailto:nnsquad-bounces+nnsquad=bobf.frankston.com@nnsquad.org] On Behalf Of
Lauren Weinstein
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 21:30
To: nnsquad@nnsquad.org
Subject: [ NNSquad ] Researchers' Typosquatting Stole 20 GB of E-Mail From
Fortune 500

Researchers' Typosquatting Stole 20 GB of E-Mail From Fortune 500

http://j.mp/q7I3WX  (Wired)

   "Two researchers who set up doppelganger domains to mimic legitimate
    domains belonging to Fortune 500 companies say they managed to vacuum
    up 20 gigabytes of misaddressed e-mail over six months."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren
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