Author Topic: Web Reputation Checks Gone Awry  (Read 2247 times)

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March 03, 2010, 11:20:50 am
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As the security industry evolves, underground cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to counter the technology challenges presented to them. I recently found out that the bad guys have begun offering services to track the blacklisting of domain names  through reputation checks. The number of “businesses” offering this type of service is growing and the service itself has now become semi-automated.

This semi-automation can trace the list of requested domain names against the different Web reputation databases. The most recent service I studied is found on www.{BLOCKED}, which offers customers solutions wherein the list of the domain names are regularly checked for blacklisting against Google BlackList (Firefox), ZeuS Tracker,, SpamHaus, and others. The monthly fee for such a service is currently around US$30 for 100 domains.

{BLOCKED} = crypts
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