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July 2010: The End of the Beginning for DNSSEC


July 15, 2010 (yesterday) marked the end of the beginning for DNSSEC , as the DNS root was cryptographically signed. For nearly two decades, security researchers, academics and Internet leaders have worked to develop and deploy Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). DNSSEC was developed to improve the overall security of the DNS, a need which was dramatized by the discovery of the Kaminsky bug a few years ago.