Global Internet Shutdown Likely Over Next 48 Hours: Report 12th Oct 2018

Russia Today reported that global internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers and its related network infrastructure will be down for some time.

Widespread network failure could be on the cards for internet users across the globe for the next 48 hours as key domain servers undergo routine maintenance, says Russia Today.

A report in the Russian news organisation claims that Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is prepping up for maintenance work of domain servers and related network infrastructure by changing cryptographic key which will result in down-time in internet activity across the globe.

The maintenance work to be undertaken by the ICANN will help protect the internet’s address book popularly known as the Domain Name System (DNS).

Experts says that the change of cryptographic key will help prove as a necessary step for internet protection as the number of cyber attacks swell.

In a statement, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said the global internet shutdown is necessary for ensuring a secure, stable and resilient DNS. “To further clarify, some inte ..

Internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours.

Russia Today reported that global internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers and its related network infrastructure will be down for some time.

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will carry out maintenance work during this time period by changing the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book or the Domain Name System (DNS). This has been necessitated to counter the rising incidents of cyber attacks, the ICANN said.

In a statement, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said the global internet shutdown is necessary for ensuring a secure, stable and resilient DNS. “To further clarify, some internet users might be affected if their network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not prepared for this change. However, this impact can be avoided by enabling the appropriate system security extensions,” it added.

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Internet users could face difficulties in accessing web pages or making any transactions in the next 48 hours. Also, users could face inconvenience accessing the global network if they use an outdated ISP.

 

A report in the Russian news organisation claims that Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is prepping up for maintenance work of domain servers and related network infrastructure by changing cryptographic key which will result in down-time in internet activity across the globe.

The maintenance work to be undertaken by the ICANN will help protect the internet’s address book popularly known as the Domain Name System (DNS).

Experts says that the change of c ..