What is DNSSEC?

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What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC is a complex method that ICANN came up with it a few years ago. Every web hosting company, domain Registration Company, and third­-party security companies have to follow it.

The DNSSEC is a combination of two words, 1) DNS and 2) SEC.

We will break the DNS and SEC into two parts so that you can comprehend the combination of technology, and we will simplify it to you.

What is DNS?

We know that there are millions of articles on this topic that explain the DNS as Domain Name System, and it does not explain the meaning in a simple way that a common man can understand.

The domain is nothing but IP address of servers where the website files are stored in it. IP Address was the only way to access the site in the first generation. A common individual cannot remember multiple websites with the IP address.

Domain Name System introduced by the ICANN so the masses can access the websites. Domain names are connected with IP address of the server so that it can access the site files without IP address.

You may have noticed that the broadband login page does not have a name, and IP address shows up in the clipboard.

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No one access sites like Youstable, YouTube, Google, ContentCreator, and other sites using the IP address. The Domain Name System idea proposed by the ICANN changed the course of the Internet.

Domain = IP Address > Server > Website

Domain Name: YouStable.com > Server > Website.

The DNS system makes it easier for normal people to navigate the site using names.

What is the SEC in DNSSEC?

Security Extensions stands for SEC and Internet Security Protocols proposed it under Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Many hackers and privacy invaders found loopholes in the Domain Name System and started to exploit it. The IETF cannot overlook the loophole as it has claimed millions of people around the world. The consumption of the internet has increased over the few years, and everyone depends on the World Wide Web for answers and solutions.

Vulnerability:

Recently, experts found leaks and loopholes in the DNS system that enables the hackers and online invaders to record the communication between browser and website server.

Let’s assume that you are shopping on an unsecured site and entering credit card details or debit card details; then it goes through from browser to website servers, then it repeats the same procedure in the same session.

Example: DNS Leak is the primary cause of the online invasion.

Example Solution: Website founders can solve the issue by adding an SSL certificate that encrypts the data so that no one can decipher it.

DNSSEC = Domain Name System Security Extensions.

Conclusion

DNSSEC protects the users from online invasion, and it takes the visitors to the actual site or service. However, it does not solve all online problems like the development of the DNSSEC yet to be developed security improvements.

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