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Secure Montana's Computers


Help secure Montana's economic future by advocating for improved security of the computer infrastructure in the state.


We can reduce cybercrime and support the growth of businesses in Montana. Please continue reading to find ways you can help.

Intrepid Net Computing uncovered several critical security vulnerabilities while conducting a buttressIT audit of the Internet in Montana. Full disclosures are available: Cybersecurity in Montana. Please help correct these vulnerabilities by taking one of the actions listed next.

Actions

  • As a user, learn how to be safe on today's Internet by using DNSSEC secured internet service. You can install DNSSEC locally, coax your ISP into installing it, or locate existing secured service installations. As a last ditch resort, please block the IP addresses listed below.

  • As a consumer, call your ISP and ask them to update their DNS technology to the latest generation: DNSSEC. Keep calling, until the DNSSEC test yields a green-light on your Internet connection (instructions).

  • As a business, insist that your ISP's business service provide security upgrades on your local subnetwork. They should provide the DNSSEC technology (check for DNSSEC on your network).

  • If you are a computer professional near Bozeman, please collaborate with us on fixing some possible rogue servers. These servers are very likely either zombie servers taken over by hackers or are operated by hackers.
    Please check whether your IP address is in the subnetwork:
          69.144.75.*.
    Please check whether you or your company is responsible for the maintenance of the following servers:
          69.144.75.40,
          69.144.75.19,
          69.144.75.8, or
          69.144.75.34.

    If any of these are the case, please contact Dr. Kirkpatrick: bbkirk@intrepidnetcomputing.com.

For more results of the buttressIT audit, see Cybersecurity in Montana.







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