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Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Server Security Half of U.S. government Web sites are vulnerable to commonplace DNS attacks because they haven't deployed a new authentication mechanism that was mandated in 2008, a new study shows. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a mandate requiring federal agencies to deploy an extra layer of security called DNS Security Extensions or DNSSEC on their .gov Web sites by Dec. 31, 2009.

However, an independent study conducted this month shows that 51% of agencies are out of compliance with the requirement to deploy DNSSEC, which is also necessary for high marks in agency report cards under the Federal Information Security Management Act or FISMA.

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