security researchers on Thursday warned that hackers have caught on to
a "critical" flaw that lets them control traffic on the Internet.
An elite squad of computer industry engineers that labored in secret to
solve the problem released a software "patch" two weeks ago and sought
to keep details of the vulnerability hidden at least a month to give
people time to protect computers from attacks.
"We are in a lot of trouble," said IOActive security specialist Dan Kaminsky, who stumbled upon the Domain Name System (DNS) vulnerability about six months ago and reached out to industry giants to collaborate on a solution.
"This attack is very good. This attack is being weaponized out in the
field. Everyone needs to patch, please. This is a big deal."
DNS is used by every computer that links to the Internet and works
similar to a telephone system routing calls to proper numbers, in this
case the online numerical addresses of websites.
vulnerability allows "cache poisoning" attacks that tinker with data
stored in computer memory caches that relay Internet traffic to
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had been planning to go to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany
before a flight to Paris. Gibbs said the stop was canceled because
Obama decided "it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops
at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign."
ANGELES - Los Angeles County has managed to raise the crimes classified
as "hate crimes" to an impressive all time high. All while over looking
the racially motivated crimes against white citizens.
(AP) - Air Force officials say three ballistic missile crew members in
North Dakota fell asleep while holding classified launch code devices
earlier this month, triggering an investigation by military and
National Security Agency experts.