Numlock News: February 10, 2020 • Voyager, F…

By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Corp Dot Com The owner of the URL “corp.com” is selling the domain for an asking price of $1.7 million, which is pretty reasonable for a domain of that length, but more importantly, “corp.com” is an extremely dangerous domain in the wrong hands. Basically, Microsoft Windows on localized corporate networks sometimes gets confused and spams (often sensitive) data at the domain. It’s a “namespace collision”, an issue when an internal company network and a site on the open internet overlap. A security researcher found 375,000 Windows PCs that tried to send corp.com wayward information accidentally over an eight-month period. The website was once configured to receive email, just to see what went down; over the course of an hour, they received 12 million emails, some of which were sensitive and all of which were destroyed. The owner of the cursed URL hopes Microsoft buys it, so their problem becomes their problem.

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