10 Jul '18, 10am

Could crypto solve the Whois crisis?

Could crypto solve the Whois crisis? Kevin Murphy , July 10, 2018, 10:30:01 (UTC), Domain Tech Could there be a cryptographic solution to some of the problems caused by GDPR’s impact on public Whois databases? Security experts think so. The Anti-Phishing Working Group has proposed that hashing personal information and publishing it could help security researchers carry on using Whois to finger abusive domain names. In a letter to ICANN, APWG recently said that such a system would allow registries and registrars to keep their customers’ data private, but would still enable researchers to identify names registered in bulk by spammers and the like. “Redacting all registration records which were formerly publicly available has unintended and undesirable consequences to the very citizens and residents that electronic privacy legislation intends to protect,” the letter (pdf) say...

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