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From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 16:13:02 -0400



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From: Carl Malamud <carl () media org>
Date: April 30, 2006 9:05:35 AM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Re: [IP] Big holes in net's heart revealed

Hi Dave -

Here is their paper in case anybody wants to read the details:

http://www.cs.cornell.edu/People/egs/papers/dnssurvey.pdf

A simple takeaway ... upgrade your nameserver.  There is no excuse
to be running 5-year old versions of software on a machine that
provides critical infrastructure.

Carl

Something "well known" but not advertised till now. djf


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From: Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne () WARPSPEED COM>
Date: April 30, 2006 5:11:08 AM EDT
To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <dewayne-net () WARPSPEED COM>
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] Big holes in net's heart revealed
Reply-To: dewayne () WARPSPEED COM

  Big holes in net's heart revealed
By Mark Ward
Technology Correspondent, BBC News website

Simple attacks could let malicious hackers take over more than one-
third of the net's sites, reveals research.

The finding was uncovered by researchers who analysed how the net's
addressing system works.

They also found that if the simple attacks were combined with so-
called denial-of-service attacks, 85% of the net becomes vulnerable
to take-over.

The researchers recommended big changes to the net's addressing
system to tackle the vulnerability at its heart.



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