Congress still blocking US from releasing control of the internet

Late Tuesday night, after the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Republican leaders in Congress released a $1.15 trillion budget proposal. It’s a massive bill with several huge points of contention, including tax breaks and military spending, but nestled within its 2,009 pages is a small provision that could frustrate attempts to loosen the country’s …

First National Bank to move from a .Com to a .Bank

First National Bank plans to change its online domain name from a dot-com to a dot-bank.   The Hutchinson-based bank made the announcement this week about the switch, which will be done in phases beginning early next year. “There are a couple of reasons behind this change,” said Kris Doswell, vice president of marketing for …

Cybersecurity Firm IID Predicts Massive Botnet Takeover of IoT Devices and new gTLDs

  IID, the source for clear cyberthreat intelligence, today announced its predictions for 2017 and beyond. the firm predicts that by the end of 2017, botnet operators seeking new frontiers will execute a full-scale invasion of compromised Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as wearables and connected home products. A botnet is a collective of …