Friday, 12 October 2018

Global internet users to face ‘network failures’

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

Only 19% use Internet in India

Russia reported that global internet users might experience network connection failures

According to the reports in media, Russia today reported that global internet users might experience network connection failures as the domain name servers as well as the linked network infrastructure will be turned off for updating and maintenance.

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will carry out maintenance work, over the next 48 hours, to change 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.

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) says that the global internet shutdown is necessary for ensuring a secure

In a statement, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) says that 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 says.

Only 19% use Internet in India

So, Internet users could face difficulties in accessing web pages or making any transactions online over the next 48 hours.

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