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About Alex Francois

Alex Francois is Senior Content Manager at www.ipify.org. He is knowledgeable about technologies that permit tracking IP addresses and other relevant data to ensure better cybersecurity protection and marketing campaigns.

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It goes without saying that cyberspace is a dangerous place. Lurking within it are criminals seeking out unfortunate victims in order to steal their money, sensitive data, and sometimes even identity. Malware, pharming, phishing, cryptojacking and spamming are just a few of the weapons in the formidable arsenal of these perpetrators.  Interestingly, though, cybercrime actually […]

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Domain related crime is certainly a cause for serious concern for any Chief Security Officer. Not only these attacks are challenging to repel, but they can bring down the entire company if you fail to address them adequately. Using WHOIS records to analyze domains is an approach that can effectively prevent these threats. WHOIS gives […]

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Anonymity is the name of the game when it comes to successfully carrying out a cybercrime. Even the means by which cyber thieves prefer to get paid—via cryptocurrencies—leaves practically no trace behind. Has the recent reemergence of the ShadowGate (also known as “WordsJS”) campaign with a cryptocurrency mining attack this time left cybersecurity experts and […]

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Thanks to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), anyone can perform a domain search and identify the person or organization who currently owns it. A regular WHOIS lookup will let anyone who queries the public WHOIS database with key details regarding its registration, availability, and more. In fact, this is one of the […]

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As a professional, WHOIS is something you surely have heard of by now. You may even have performed a WHOIS lookup already knowing that the information provided can reveal many things about a domain. In fact, this sort of data is what has led to several WHOIS applications in various industries. Market analysts and researchers, […]

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Domains that are used for malicious purposes often hide in plain sight. As Proofpoint’s 2019 Domain Fraud Threats Report revealed, some of the most popular registrars today play host to top fraudulent domains. Even more alarming is the fact that 1 out of 4 suspicious-looking domains possesses a valid security certificate—something quite concerning especially since […]

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Despite being name-dropped in almost every cybersecurity conversation, there are still a few aspects of the WHOIS database download that people haven’t heard of or fully comprehend. That’s understandable because WHOIS is such a dynamic resource that’s constantly evolving as the domain landscape expands. You can read about it in our blog post Why is […]

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Have you ever given thought as to just how vast the Internet has become nowadays? There are countless websites that come and go, talking about one thing or another, that makes it difficult to distinguish what’s real and what’s not.  But thanks to ICANN (or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), every newly […]

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