How secure is your domain?

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  • December 24, 2007
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Most of you probably think your domains are safe. After all, it isn’t every day that somebody would steal a domain. Even if domains could be stolen hackers are more likely to try and grab ebay.com than your blog, right?

I’ve just finished reading this shocking story about how David had a filter installed in his Gmail account using an XSS vulnerability. The filter forwarded certain emails, including important ones from his registrar, to a hacker. The hacker was then able to take control of his domain and steal it.

David now has lost his domain and has to take court action to recover it. Since David is in the UK and the new registrar, Godaddy, is in the US I’m guessing this won’t be too easy.

The one saving grace in all this is that David still has his Feedburner subscribers, if he didn’t use Feedburner they would be lost as well.

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