DNSSEC: Securing Your Site

My site hasn’t been hacked before; why do I even need this?

Think of your website as you would think of your house or office. If you left the door unlocked or, worse, the door was wide open, that would be a bad thing, right? Maybe a thief would come in today, tonight, next week, or not at all. But you’re making it really easy for them if they do decide to get in, almost inviting them, you see.

In the online world, an SSL helps lock down your code base and time investment on the site, but there is another thing that can be done to improve site security so that interlopers and hackers will likely leave your site alone and move on to their next target.

What is this other thing? (psst, it starts with DNSSEC)

It is called DNSSEC, forcing requests for URLs involving your domain name (something.COM, etc.) to come from only one source, your host.

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From the article itself, a key insight:

“Q: Since DNSSEC makes the Internet more secure, why doesn’t everyone use it?

A: Implementing DNSSEC across the Internet is a bit like world peace: Everyone realizes that it’s a great idea, but implementation requires effort, consensus, and expenses (often significant) world-wide.”

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The Strange Case of WhyTuesdaySF.org

Hello Web at large,

YourWebMagician.com has been tracking a leeching site for some time now, which means that the posts to this blog have been pulled automatically into their site, presumably through hotlinking. Originally YourWebMagician.com thought this was simply a nice compliment and flattery. But the implications in the matter of SEO were also known. Why would another site intentionally pull original material? The answer escapes us.

But no matter, the gig is up, the leeching is stopped.

Before:
why01
After:
http://whytuesdaysf.org

If you’d like more information about this, please post in the comments.

Best, YourWebMagician.com

Back in the Eighties…

…there was a scary series of movies focused on Friday the 13th. Suspenseful murder, young people and a campground were the starting points and the series introduced a fellow named “Jason”. Some people had pity on Jason as he had a terrible childhood and probably couldn’t help becoming a psychopathic killer. But there weren’t too many of them.

My point in bringing up Jason is that there is a segue to web languages, believe it or not. Javascript, the scripting language used in modern web browsers, has been systematically structured so that web page content can be moved from one site, such as this one, into another, such as Facebook.com, through Javascript Object Notation, also known as JSON.

There is more to discuss about JSON in future posts; please subscribe to stay tuned in.

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