Microsoft takes down No-IP Sub-Domains

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  1. Kippykip
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    Microsoft takes down a bunch of No-IP domains...
    Why Microsoft? :glare:

    Straight from No-IP's website:

    Source: https://www.noip.com/blog/2014/06/30/ips-formal-statement-microsoft-takedown/
     


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    what...is...this?
     
  3. Kippykip
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    Yep it's true... This affects my site too :cry:
     
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    so M$ are taking down domain hosts now. fuck someone needs to stop them
     
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    They have long been pretty heavy handed when it comes this sort of thing -- I was watching a presentation once where they took down a botnet's C&C servers but in the process hosed up a criminal investigation.

    Anyway this reminds me that I really should set up another dynamic DNS, I let my dyndns one time out when they went paid and did not get another.
     
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    Ummmmm overkill much. I understand why microsoft wanted to takedown certain websites (for allegedly distributing malware), thats totally understandable, but taking out an entire domain host!? Isn't that a little much? What about all those innocent people who are using that same domain host and have nothing to do with the malware distribution. They should've contacted the domain host directly in regards to the sites in question and had those taken down (and site owner details handed over). There's no need to knock out the entire domain service geez.
     
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    To be fair they didn't intend to bring the whole thing down according to the OP, but their servers couldn't handle the traffic from the entire network. But yeah contacting them seems like it would have been a much better idea.
     
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    what do you mean their servers can't handle the traffic?

    what does microsoft to do with no-ip domains?
     
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    i dont understand how is microsoft related to no ip.... i thought no ip was a dns service... and there is nothing from microsoft on it...
     
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    They took it down because some people were hosting sites with malware on no-ip's subdomain names
     
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    and pirates bay and a bunch of torrents websites are alive and microsoft didnt take over their DNS services?

    edit: also, if i use a linux server, and use a linux operating system, how is microsoft related in anyway or how is the traffic going through microsoft?

    this is bad explained...
     
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    Isn't it exciting that Google will make Microsoft irrelevant within our lifetime
     
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    still dunno what that has to do with M$
     
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    I don't know either, that's just what the website said
     
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    MS do have fairly good ties to various law enforcement and a team that works to take down botnets and malware.
    I can not find the video I was looking for but the following looks OK


    Failing that do a search for microsoft botnet takedown, most seemed to be PR puff pieces but you can see some of what they do.
     
  17. Gahars

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    It's nice that they're trying to be proactive here, but do we really want the same company that released Windows Vista to be in charge of taking down domains?

    Looking at this... I'm guessing no.
     
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    still don't know what this has to do with microsoft i don't think anyone does...even NOIP?! :wtf:
     
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    Oh Microsoft, you sure know how to piss people off. I question their business tactfulness (or lack thereof)
     
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    Microsoft have a fairly decent computer crime investigation division, they do often partner up with various government agencies (mainly in the US but elsewhere too) and their people help with takedowns and whatever else related to their investigations -- governments usually welcome the help as investing computer crime is very time consuming, requires specialist people (and very few IT people worth their salt will ever be caught doing government IT) and generally very expensive. As computers, much less the internet, are very scary and complex a lot of judges and the like do give MS some fairly broad powers when it comes to acting upon intel.