The vast majority of US federal agencies have failed to meet a December 31
deadline to deploy new technology that would make it significantly harder for
attackers to spoof their websites, according to Network World.
Only 20 percent of agencies were found to have secured their addresses with
the measure, which is known as DNSSEC, or DNS Security Extensions, according to
the publication. The article sited a study by Domain Name System vendor
Secure64, which researched 360 government agencies to see how many had digitally
signed their .gov domains.