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RIPEstat Mobile
RIPEstat Mobile
Giordano Da Lozzo — 22 Sep 2011

We developed a mobile app for iPhone and iPad that provides access to RIPEstat. The main purpose of this new front-end is to show information about Internet number resources in a way that is optimised for handheld devices. You can now find the RIPEstat mobile app in the Apple App Store.

Hacking Away at the Internet's Security
Hacking Away at the Internet's Security
Geoff Huston — 20 Sep 2011

The front page story of the September 13 2011 issue of the International Herald Tribune said it all: "Iranian activists feel the chill as hacker taps into e-mails." The news story relates how a hacker has "sneaked into the computer systems of a security firm on the outskirts of Amsterdam" and then "created credentials that could allow someone to spy on Internet connections that appeared to be secure." According to this news report this incident punched a hole in an online security mechanism that is trusted by hundreds of millions of Internet users all over the network.

RIPEstat Live Demo #8
RIPEstat Live Demo #8
Robert Kisteleki — 07 Sep 2011

This article summarises yesterday's RIPEstat demo session, including new features, changes and improvements. At the end of the article you can find the date of the next demo. Please also note the call for feedback about specific features we are planning to work on.

Updated Authentication for the LIR Portal
Alex Band — 06 Sep 2011

In addition to the regular method of using a username and password to log into the LIR Portal, we also offer users the option to log in with an X.509 identity certificate installed in a web browser. On Tuesday, 6 September, the RIPE NCC will deploy an update to this "Identity Certificate Login" system and at the same time implement some changes to user management.

DNSSEC Deployment Today
DNSSEC Deployment Today
Wolfgang Nagele — 30 Aug 2011

The RIPE NCC has been signing its zones since 2005. Other operators waited for the root to be signed. And signing the root zone in June 2010 clearly encouraged others to deploy DNSSEC. In this article we describe the status of those zones maintained by the RIPE NCC and give an overview of the global deployment of DNSSEC.

Comparing Certified Resources to BGP Routing
Comparing Certified Resources to BGP Routing
Alex Band — 23 Aug 2011

We have implemented a new feature in the Resource Certification Service that compares the certified resources a Local Internet Registry (LIR) holds and the Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs) they have created with the BGP announcements seen by the RIPE NCC Remote Route Collectors. It will display the validation results, and can notify the user of mismatches and potential hijacking attempts.

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