Global internet shutdown likely over next 48 hrs

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

    Russia Today reported that global internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers and its related network infrastructure will be down for some time.

    The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will carry out maintenance work during this time period by changing 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.

    Internet users could face difficulties in accessing web pages or making any transactions in the next 48 hours. Also, users could face inconvenience accessing the global network if they use an outdated ISP.

    Source: https://cio.economictimes.indiatime...net-shutdown-likely-over-next-48-hrs/66173568
     

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