Blog Posts By Dan Hubbard, CTO

Breaking News: Traffic to Syria drops off the Internet

The Umbrella Security Labs team reported today that traffic to Syria dropped off the Internet around 18:45 UTC.  On closer inspection it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet.
Shortly after our team broke the…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] How Umbrella Security Labs Delivers Advanced Malware Protection

If you haven’t been keeping up with the Umbrella Security Labs team on our blog or by following us on Twitter, you’re missing out on some really thoughtful research and innovations.  For example, we recently announced the…

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Introducing Sodium, a New Cryptographic Library

OpenDNS has a long history of innovation, which includes building tools and open source projects that are designed to make the Internet safer and smarter. We built PhishTank, the world’s largest community-powered phishing…

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Umbrella Security Labs exposes details on the NBC.com attacks

The Umbrella Security Labs team shared details during yesterday’s Big Data webcast on how we leverage the predictive threat capabilities of the Umbrella Security Graph to make connections between known malicious sites, and…

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Cloud Security Alliance: Top Threats to Mobile Computing

A few years ago I was invited to co-chair the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) annual report, Top Threats to Cloud Computing. With the Top Threats report due for its third iteration, I really wanted to push the boundaries of what we…

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New Malware Sites using Blackhole Exploit Kit v2.0

Last week blackhat hackers posted a translated advertisement, which was targeted to criminals. The offer was an upgraded, stealthier version of the very popular kit labeled “Blackhole”. Same price, better features, bigger…

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S4 con: A success

In March of this year I relocated to San Francisco to join OpenDNS. Much to my satisfaction, I soon found that this city and the surrounding Bay Area has a substantial security community, comprised of researchers, administrators…

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Java 0-Day Details

Earlier this week, the security community learned that CVE-2012-4681, a recent Java-based zero-day vulnerability, is being leveraged to attack client machines, and fear it will cause large-scale infections soon. The vulnerability…

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Calling all elite security experts: Apply to be among the first malware domain taggers

OpenDNS Domain Tagging is a well-oiled system that empowers our global community of security researchers, academics, IT professionals and generally invested people to contribute to website classification. People can either submit…

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S4: San Francisco Summer Security Series

I’m excited to announce that OpenDNS is hosting two nights of presentations, demonstrations and networking over the summer in our new office in San Francisco. We’re calling it the San Francisco Summer Security Series, or…

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