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September 2013

The Internet Must Go: Raising Net Neutrality Awareness

Net Neutrality is an important principle and issue: for our time, for our future, for our children. The principle is, for some, inherently obvious in the term "net neutrality": your network - or more precisely, the companies that you pay to provide you with access to the Internet - should remain neutral and deliver all content impartially:  to do anything less than this is anticompetitive or infringes on freedom of expression or speech.  Opposition to the net neutrality principle comes from "Big Content", who in many cases conveniently own the cable network or other Internet access or content delivery systems. These corporations want to profit by superimposing the equivalent of pay per view, pay per channel (content) access rather than flat rate Internet service.

A twenty minute movie at theinternetmustgo.com explores and lampoons the Great Net Neutrality Debate. It is enormously entertaining and equally illuminating. Find time to watch this. Find time as well to read Marvin Ammori's outstanding book, On Internet Freedom (my review).

 


Infographic: What Can You Do To Protect Against Domain Hijacking?

I've written many articles, posts and podcast scripts about domain hijacking. After the most recent incident, I've decided to summarize my recommendations in an infographic. 

ProtectAgainstDomainHijacking

 

You are free to use this infographic at your site. Copy-paste the following HTML:

<p><a href="http://securityskeptic.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a55f18a4970c019aff403bb6970b-pi">
<img src="https://securityskeptic.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a55f18a4970c019aff402902970b-pi"
width="500" 
alt="Protect Yourself Against Domain Hijacking"/></a></p>
<p>Infographic by <a href="http://securityskeptic.typepad.com/the-security-skeptic/dns/">
The Security Skeptic</a></p>

If you are interested in reading something deeper than an infographic, consider:

What You Should Learn from the Diigo Domain Hijacking Incident
http://blog.icann.org/2012/11/what-you-should-learn-from-the-diigo-domain-hijacking-incident/ 

Podcast: How to protect your domain registration accounts against attack or misuse
http://securityskeptic.typepad.com/the-security-skeptic/2011/02/podcast-how-to-protect-your-domain-registration-accounts-against-attack-or-misuse.html

Why You Need To Add “Protect Domain Name” To The Security Checklist
http://www.networkcomputing.com/data-protection/why-you-need-to-add-protect-domain-name/229616011

How To Protect Yourself Against Domain Name Hijackers
http://www.informationweek.com/how-to-protect-yourself-against-domain-n/170000337

Want to Register a Domain Name? Easy Consumer Advice
http://blog.consumerwebwatch.org/2007/12/want_to_register_a_domain_name_1.html

Top Ten Things to Consider when Registering A Domain Name
http://www.consumerwebwatch.org/pdfs/domainname.pdf

Measures to protect (University) domain registrations and DNS against attacks
http://securityskeptic.typepad.com/the-security-skeptic/2011/07/measures-to-protect-university-domains-against-attacks.html