now also available in English: Spear phishing is one of the main ransomware attack vectors -- Secure your mail infrastructure with SPF/DKIM/DMARC and DANE
sidn.nl/en/news-and-blogs/spea
"Spear phishing is now the second most common ransomware attack vector, after remote desktop services. What's more, phishing is gaining ground as the attackers' chosen mode of entry. Fortunately, the use of modern e-mail security standards can greatly reduce the threat posed by phishing."

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op SIDN.nl: Spearphishing belangrijke aanvalsvector voor ransomware -- Beveiliging je mailinfrastructuur met SPF/DKIM/DMARC en DANE sidn.nl/nieuws-en-blogs/spearp "Spear phishing blijkt na 'remote desktop'-diensten de op-een-na grootste aanvalsvector voor ransomware te zijn. Bovendien wint phishing aan terrein als eerste ingang voor kwaadwillenden. Het goede nieuws is dat de toepassing van moderne beveiligingsstandaarden voor mail het risico op phishing sterk kunnen verminderen."

op SIDN.nl: Agressief cache-gebruik levert snelheidswinst en efficiëntie op voor validerende resolvers -- Oude bug in F5-software resulteert in wekenlange zoektocht sidn.nl/nieuws-en-blogs/agress "RFC 8198 beschrijft een mechanisme voor het hergebruik van NSEC(3)- en wildcard-records in de cache van validerende resolvers. Door eerst te checken of een domeinnaam binnen het bereik van een al aanwezig record valt, kunnen nieuwe DNS(SEC)-query’s uitgespaard worden."

now also available on SIDN.nl in English: New over protocol makes encrypted DNS traffic faster and more efficient -- First major implementations in progress sidn.nl/en/news-and-blogs/new- "This article explains the working and benefits of the QUIC transport protocol, which was previously used exclusively as part of HTTP/3. The article concludes with a discussion of the new native DNS on QUIC mapping."

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@EC_DIGIT_director_general opening speech @OpenForumEurope
The global growing importance of open source software and hardware is reflected in my own organisation
@EU_DIGIT

☑️75% of servers run Linux
☑️Drupal for all of the Commission websites
☑️Software dev toolchain relies on open source

Just in case you missed it, here is Thomas Gageik, Director of Digital Business Solutions (DIGIT.B),🎬 keynote speech about #opensource in and around the Commission @foss4g in Firenze. #FOSS4G2022 @EC_OSPO 🔗tube.network.europa.eu/w/6WW3C

op SIDN.nl: Versleuteld DNS-verkeer sneller en efficiënter met nieuw DNS-over-QUIC-protocol -- Eerste brede implementaties onderweg
sidn.nl/nieuws-en-blogs/versle
"Het probleem dat QUIC oplost is het (tijdelijke) blokkeren van de netwerkverbinding als een TCP-pakket onderweg verloren gaat of vertraagd wordt. Kenmerkend onderscheid van TCP ten opzichte van UDP is immers dat de inhoud van TCP-pakketten compleet en in volgorde afgeleverd wordt bij het eindpunt (i.e. een doorlopende dataverbinding)."

now also available in English: IPv4 address prices go through the roof -- "IPv6 adoption needs to really speed up" sidn.nl/en/news-and-blogs/ipv4 Freedom Internet believes its competitiveness is affected by the ongoing address problem: "Retail margins are tight, and what we pay for IPv4 addresses is an additional cost item that feeds into our pricing model. So we're inevitably a little more expensive than a rival without that cost."

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also available in English on SIDN.nl: Governments everywhere make IPv6 mandatory -- OBDO: no reason for public bodies in the Netherlands to continue stalling on implementation sidn.nl/en/news-and-blogs/gove "The European Commission will propose policies on the adoption of IPv6 and other important internet standards." -- Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy: "We are looking into mandating IPv6 support for external access to all levels of government."

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Adrian Offerman is a computer engineer by origin, who has been working in technology transfer, science communication, knowledge transfer, and ICT specialist journalism. Offerman Industries is his latest undertaking in engineering, creating art and design based on old-school electronics.