[Owasp-board] OWASP on OpenDNS Malware Block List

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Mon Mar 16 17:11:31 UTC 2015


Thanks Josh,
it would indeed be good to find out and understand what happened.
These anti-spam services can often act quite randomly and can meanwhile 
do quite a lot of damage to legitimate sites. And often without any 
warning. :-(
Best, Tobias


On 16/03/15 09:16, Josh Sokol wrote:
> I received a response from OpenDNS Support on 3/15 saying that the 
> domain was no longer being blocked for malware.  I have asked them to 
> escalate to their research team for additional information as to why 
> it was on the list to begin with.
>
> ~josh
>
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Paul Ritchie <paul.ritchie at owasp.org 
> <mailto:paul.ritchie at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>     Hi all:
>     Just as a follow up, Matt Tesauro has an OWASP IT 'service ticket'
>     system set up in case that are Web or IT related issues.
>
>     I have copied him here, but it might be good to bookmark this
>     "OWASP IT" email address or set it aside for that 'rare' instance
>     when it might be needed.
>
>     Matt - FYI in case you can add to or help support the issue.
>
>     Paul
>
>     Best Regards, Paul Ritchie
>     OWASP Interim Executive Director
>     paul.ritchie at owasp.org <mailto:paul.ritchie at owasp.org>
>
>
>     On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 1:38 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org
>     <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>         Good catch, I do not see this block on other DNS services, but
>         if I do I'll let you know.
>
>         Nice catch Josh. Thank you.
>
>         - Jim
>
>
>
>         On 3/14/15 10:01 AM, Josh Sokol wrote:
>>         Hey all,
>>
>>         I was trying to do something on the owasp.org
>>         <http://owasp.org> site today and noticed that OpenDNS was
>>         telling me that it was blocked (never has been before). I
>>         currently have an enterprise account with them so I started
>>         poking around in their Investigate tool and it looks like
>>         owasp.org <http://owasp.org> was added to their OpenDNS
>>         Security Labs block list as of today (3/14/2015).  It doesn't
>>         really say why, and I've followed up with my sales guy to get
>>         an answer, but this could be a significant hit to our traffic
>>         as OpenDNS registers between ~200 and ~800 DNS queries for
>>         owasp.org <http://owasp.org> per hour.
>>
>>
>>>>         I wanted to give everyone a heads up.
>>
>>         ~josh
>>
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