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Measuring NAT64 Usage in the Wild

Measuring NAT64 Usage in the Wild

Elizabeth Boswell

7 min read

With IPv4 address space depleted, it's increasingly important to transition to IPv6. IPv6 transition mechanisms, which allow the two protocols to interoperate, can help. One such mechanism is NAT64. We use RIPE Atlas to measure the usage of NAT64, and compare NAT64 paths to native IPv4 paths.

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Qasim Lone: Something's Wrong on the Internet

Qasim Lone: Something's Wrong on the Internet

Alun Davies

The Internet is hardly foolproof in its design, and whether by accident or on purpose, the people who use and operate it sometimes don't do things they should or do do things they shouldn't. Qasim Lone talks about strange goings on he's investigated and how RIPE Atlas can help researchers in the fi…

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Crashing the Party – Vulnerabilities in RPKI Relying Party Software

Crashing the Party – Vulnerabilities in RPKI Relying Party Software

Niklas Vogel

10 min read

RPKI adoption is on the rise. And that's a good thing. But as the number of networks deploying RPKI grows, so does the potential impact of vulnerabilities in its implementation. CURE is a novel fuzzing tool developed by ATHENE researchers to test vulnerabilities in RPKI Replying Party software.

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KeyTrap Algorithmic Complexity Attacks Exploit Fundamental Design Flaw in DNSSEC

KeyTrap Algorithmic Complexity Attacks Exploit Fundamental Design Flaw in DNSSEC

Haya Schulmann

10 min read

KeyTrap - described by some as 'the worst attack on DNS ever discovered' - is capable of exhausting CPU resources and stalling widely used DNS implementations and public DNS providers, like Google Public DNS and Cloudflare. The research team from ATHENE explain how they discovered the attack.

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The State of Reverse DNS

The State of Reverse DNS

Arnold Dechamps

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Most people know DNS for the part that resolves a domain name to an IP address. Reverse DNS, as the name suggests, works the other way around, and is generally less talked about. The question is, when people do implement reverse DNS, are they taking steps to keep it secure?

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A BGP Side Effect of RPKI

A BGP Side Effect of RPKI

Massimiliano Stucchi

10 min read

The BGP communities attribute, which usefully enables network operators to signal specific requests or information to nearby ASNs, also lets them signal RPKI status. But should they? Max Stucchi investigates the propagation of RPKI information in BGP communities.

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Unlocking Digital Growth: The Role of IXPs in the Middle East

Unlocking Digital Growth: The Role of IXPs in the Middle East

Jad El Cham

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What does it take for an IXP to be successful? What requirements are these crucial bits of Internet infrastructure meant to fulfil? Do any of these questions have one-size-fits-all answers? A new report from the RIPE NCC explores all of the above and more in the context of Middle East IXPs.

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The LLM Misinformation Problem I Was Not Expecting

The LLM Misinformation Problem I Was Not Expecting

Kathleen Moriarty

5 min read

The prolific use of Artificial Intelligence Large Language Models (LLMs) present new challenges we must address and new questions we must answer. For instance, what do we do when AI is wrong?

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André Grilo: Ready or Not - Rethinking Cybersecurity for a Post-Quantum World

André Grilo: Ready or Not - Rethinking Cybersecurity for a Post-Quantum World

Anastasiya Pak

Quantum technologies promise all kinds of fascinating possibilities, but they also come with risks. In this episode, André Grilo, founder and CEO of QuantumNova, talks about why we need to start investing in post-quantum cryptography to protect ourselves against post-quantum threats.

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A Quantum-Safe Cryptography DNSSEC Testbed

A Quantum-Safe Cryptography DNSSEC Testbed

Caspar Schutijser

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As the prospect of more powerful quantum computers looms on the digital horizon, questions emerge over the threat this might pose to many of the cryptographic functions used in Internet security. The team at SIDN Labs has been working to evaluate the impact of quantum-safe cryptography algorithms o…

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