Who wants fake tickets? Santa Claus vs Typosquatting

Disneyland Paris freely offers 4 tickets on Facebook! You just have to go here: Then we arrive here: A fine website stamped Disneyland Paris that asks us if we have already visited the park. Then in step 2, if we have liked it. In step 3, you have to share and like the publication in order to open the door of our precious Facebook data to this website: Myriad of fake comments below this screen are making us dream of these famous 4 free tickets instead of the 56€ for each tickets. Once the ste... Read More

Slamming: a scam still too common

The slamming is a fraud aiming to deceive companies in order to sell by emails unsolicited services for domain names. These slamming attempts are easily recognizable and play on their contacts lack of knowledge in some cases. The slammers propose services that you didn’t solicit with your official registrar (registration, whois’update, owner or registrar transfer…) at high prices. These emails are sources of anxiety and lead you to take a quick decision. For example, a standard slamming email w... Read More

PyeongChang Olympic Games: Cyberattack

It’s during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games that a cyberattack has aimed at the host infrastructure IT department. Around 45 minutes before the start of the event, the servers and WI-FI network have been hit by an attack, which fortunately has not impacted the ceremony. However, in the Olympic Village, the press zone has been deprived of Internet connection and television. Furthermore, the official website of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games has been unreachable f... Read More

FIC 2018: Nameshield’s DNS Premium solution labelled France Cybersecurity

These 23 and 24 January, has taken place in Lille, the 10th edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC). With 7000 participants, 240 partners and 60 represented nationalities, it is a major event in terms of cybersecurity and digital confidence, gathering all the actors in France and in Europe. On this occasion, and for its first participation as a partner, Nameshield was given the France Cybersecurity label for its DNS Premium solution. The Nameshield’s labelled DNS Premium solution... Read More

SSL certificates reduction to 2 years maximum

The CAB forum, organization which defines the SSL certificates issuing and management rules approved the SSL certificates reduction to a duration of 2 years against 3 previously. Initiated by the browsers Chrome and Mozilla heading, this decision moves in the direction of an always more secured Internet by forcing the actors to renew more often their security keys and to stay on the last standards of the market. This decision will be applicable to all Certification Authorities from March 1st 20... Read More

South Africa, domain names and brands: the advantage of a simultaneous registration

The domain name is to the virtual, what the brand is to the real. It is actually a little more complicated but this small sentence allows to associate brands and domain names. It’s in the context of this shared vision, that the South African brands registration Office, CIPC has developed a partnership with the registry of .ZA, the South Africa geographic extension. Thus, the brand applicants can choose the “domain name” option, registering that way the two protections. This is here the first co... Read More

« Hello World » – Musical creation by Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has released its first solo album of 15 tracks and bears a name alluding to the IT developers: Hello World. Good or bad news for the artists? First album composed with artificial intelligence The artificial intelligence field of expertise moves ahead quickly, very quickly. In January 2018, Microsoft and Alibaba’s artificial intelligence models surpass human at the reading and comprehension tests of Stanford University. Google can perfectly imitate human voice. AlphaGo Ze... Read More

A bad phishing story

A victim of phishing from 2015, asked her bank for a refund of 3300€, which was the amount diverted by a fraud author. However, during the legal procedure, the Justice has cancelled the judgement of the local court of October 2017, which has requested to the bank of the victim to refund the corresponding amounts of the phishing operation. The reason of this cancellation? The victim has deliberately communicated some confidential data regarding her credit card, by falling into the trap of a phis... Read More

A phishing attack more and more sophisticated

Recently, some Amazon users have been the victims of a quite sophisticated phishing attack. They received a fake e-mail from Amazon, alerting them that someone attempted to connect to their account by trying to change their password. A six digit code was transmitted with the instruction to call a number to verify the user’s identity. If the web users were not the source of these actions, they were invited to follow a specific procedure to secure their account. When they called the supposed Amaz... Read More

The blockchain at the service of domain names

The case of Ethereum foundation and the «.ETH » extension. Ethereum is a foundation created during 2015, by Vitalik Buterin, a 21 years old Canadian. This foundation aims to promote the Ethereum blockchain technology, created by this young computer engineer, who proposes in addition to a virtual currency, like the Bitcoin blockchain, the possibility to create applications ensuring traceability, inviolability and sustainability of the transactions they manage. To allow to the greatest number of ... Read More