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=== Cloudy Trust? ===
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=== .ORG DNSSEC ===
CIO.com has a nice article that points out some of the probably flaws in cloud computing:
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This week .ORG became the first TLD to sign their zone with DNSSEC
''Cloud Security: Danger (and Opportunity) Ahead.''
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<ref>http://blog.pir.org/?p=349</ref>
<ref>http://www.cio.com/article/492999/Cloud_Security_Danger_and_Opportunity_Ahead</ref>
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In theory, cloud computing is a fine idea that has the potential to lower the cost of a CPU cycle dramatically. The thing nobody is really talking about yet is keeping your data secure. Right now, it would be rather unwise to presume that anything you send to the cloud won't be compromised in some way. Securing a highly multi-user environment such as this is going to pose a huge challenge. Problems nobody has even though of are going to emerge, and will take a great deal of cooperation and understanding to solve them. This is one of the places that Open Source style collaboration will prove to be highly useful.
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This is sort of a big deal, as most everyone agrees DNSSEC<ref>http://www.dnssec.net/</ref> will happen in the future, but nobody has really taken any steps to make it happen. It falls in the same bucket as IPv6. It will happen, it will be nice when it does, but it's going very very slowly.
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Many organizations will be watching how this goes for .ORG, if it goes well, it's quite likely DNSSEC will see rapid deployment, but if it goes bad, it may slow things even more than they currently are.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:36, 7 June 2009

Security Week

In this section, we highlight the security stories from the week in Fedora.

Contributing Writer: JoshBressers

.ORG DNSSEC

This week .ORG became the first TLD to sign their zone with DNSSEC [1]

This is sort of a big deal, as most everyone agrees DNSSEC[2] will happen in the future, but nobody has really taken any steps to make it happen. It falls in the same bucket as IPv6. It will happen, it will be nice when it does, but it's going very very slowly.

Many organizations will be watching how this goes for .ORG, if it goes well, it's quite likely DNSSEC will see rapid deployment, but if it goes bad, it may slow things even more than they currently are.