GDPR – What is the impact on your SSL certificates?

The European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May and its impact on the management of your SSL certificates portfolio is not neutral. All Certification Authorities have previously always relied on the WHOIS of the domain name that needs to be certified in order to validate that the certificate applicant has the domain name technical operator’s agreement. In order to validate an order, one of the authentication steps involved sending an email to one of the email address... Read More

A high school student tries to change his grades thanks to phishing

Phishing is cybercriminals’ means of choice to hijack users‘ data, posing as a trusty company and then encouraging them to deliver personal information. We are often more inclined to think that this technique is reserved to hackers who try to steal banking or very sensitive information, and yet! An American student of Ygnacio Valley High School, in California, had a great time reproducing identically the website on which his teachers connect to enter marks and comments. This same student then e... Read More

Webstresser.org, the source of million DDoS attacks have been dismantled

The good news just arrived, Webstresser.org, one of the websites most responsible of million DDoS attacks has been dismantled. This shutdown has been possible thanks to Europol’s active intervention. For reminder, a DDoS is a cyberattack. The operating mode is to saturate queries servers so the websites hosted on these same servers cannot operate for web users anymore. Many countries hand in hand to dismantle the network According to the National Crime Agency’s research, Webstresser.org has bee... Read More

Swaziland, the country that changes its name and its extension

We have learned from the press that Swaziland will change its name at the will of its Monarch. Indeed, this little South African territory has not changed its name after the decolonization, fifty years ago. It will soon be the case, with the term eSwatini, the country of Swazi. If this information is more of a geopolitical notion, it will have an impact on the country’s abbreviation within the ISO standard 3166-1 alpha 2, and its extension will then change; a similar situation to the one of Kaz... Read More

Google makes HTTPS encryption mandatory for its 45 new TLDs : .dev / .app / .how…

In a recent article in this blog, we mentioned the arrival of Chrome 68 in July 2018 and the fact that HTTP will be considered “not secure” from then on. Well, this is not the only weapon that Google is planning to use to encourage large-scale adoption of encrypted websites. You may not be aware, but Google has submitted a number of applications to ICANN as part of the new TLD program, and as a registry, they have secured the management of 45 top-level domains*. Just as the .bank a... Read More

“Win an airline ticket with a value of 500€” or other online scams attempt

Recently, many frauds campaigns offering free Nike shoes here and IKEA vouchers of 500€ there have been going on. Last case in date, a fraudulent e-mails campaign announcing the winning of airline tickets with a nice value of 500€, graciously offered to the winners of a supposed contest proposed by Air France airline company. This scam has circulated around France and was shared on social networks, by e-mails and even relayed on WhatsApp. A misleading typography: typosquatting If we look at the... Read More

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