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Internet flaw could let hackers take over the Web
AFP ^ | July 09, 2008

Posted on 07/09/2008 9:52:41 PM PDT by george76

Computer industry heavyweights are hustling to fix a flaw in the foundation of the Internet that would let hackers control traffic on the World Wide Web.

Major software and hardware makers worked in secret for months to create a software "patch" released on Tuesday to repair the problem, which is in the way computers are routed to web page addresses.

"It's a very fundamental issue with how the entire addressing scheme of the Internet works," ...

"You'd have the Internet, but it wouldn't be the Internet you expect. (Hackers) would control everything."

The flaw would be a boon for "phishing" cons that involve leading people to imitation web pages of businesses such as bank or credit card companies to trick them into disclosing account numbers, passwords and other information.

"An attacker with the ability to conduct a successful cache poisoning attack can cause a nameserver's clients to contact the incorrect, and possibly malicious, hosts for particular services," CERT said.

"Consequently, web traffic, email, and other important network data can be redirected to systems under the attacker's control."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: computersecurity; internet; internetsecurity
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1 posted on 07/09/2008 9:52:41 PM PDT by george76
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To: ShadowAce; LucyT; SunkenCiv

Dan Kaminsky of IOActive


2 posted on 07/09/2008 9:53:46 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

all your web are belong to us.


3 posted on 07/09/2008 10:07:44 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: devolve; george76; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; ntnychik; LucyT

Hackers from DC have already been at work according to some comments by Freepers recently.


4 posted on 07/09/2008 10:09:11 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: SatinDoll

ping


5 posted on 07/09/2008 10:46:56 PM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: potlatch; devolve
Hackers from DC have already been at work according to some comments by Freepers recently.

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Drats! IRS at it again, huh?? :)

6 posted on 07/09/2008 11:00:21 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz!)
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To: potlatch; devolve

anywhoo ...

g’night yall. :)


7 posted on 07/09/2008 11:01:37 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz!)
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To: george76

It’s already happened. I’ve got 20,000 spam messages in one of my Yahoo mailboxes. :’)


8 posted on 07/09/2008 11:03:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Not a bad haul for a day’s work...


9 posted on 07/09/2008 11:17:17 PM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP

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There are already existing federal laws that have sentences up to and including the death sentence for hacking

So much on the internet is now used by EMS, rural Docs doing life-saving surgery using remote web-surgeons, LEOs, FDs, US and even other “friendly” military - such as emergency surgery in choppers or UAVs

Hacking is not just a path to blackmailing big corporations into hiring these creeps anymore

Don’t these simpletons comprehend that some big interests will “disappear” them before anyone will notice?

Burn a few of them and they will find other hobbies!


10 posted on 07/09/2008 11:17:51 PM PDT by devolve (- Education: - Harvard Law School Affirmative Action -)
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To: null and void

Thank you! I’ll make sue kid genius reads and memorizes this article.


11 posted on 07/09/2008 11:41:08 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: george76

This article is badly overhyped.

Yes, there was a recent security patch to multiple implementations of DNS. Yes, the old one was vulnerable to hacking as was known for years. But (1) the danger was not nearly as grave as the article implies and (2) unless you are a system administrator, you don’t need to worry.


12 posted on 07/10/2008 12:34:26 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: george76

13 posted on 07/10/2008 2:08:16 AM PDT by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is STILL a catastrophe. Hello, McCandidate!)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

14 posted on 07/10/2008 5:13:01 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: potlatch

Kos Kids, Google, or Soros ?


15 posted on 07/10/2008 6:31:24 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SatinDoll

Keep us posted. My ‘puter glitched up badly enough to require a restart yesterday.

That nearly never happens (it’s a Mac). Happened on the Obama birth certificate thread.

Coincidence?


16 posted on 07/10/2008 7:01:00 AM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: Terpfen

17 posted on 07/10/2008 7:04:50 AM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: george76

18 posted on 07/10/2008 10:11:26 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Swordmaker

All platform alert?


19 posted on 07/10/2008 10:48:47 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: null and void

A coincidence?

Probably not, especially after Obamabots threatened to murder an entire family unless the guy withdrew his petition demanding the Senator publish his birth certificate. After proving to the poor guy that they knew his address and could name his kids, he shut down his website and posted an apology.

I cannot blame him - it’s his family.

But the criminals who threatened him and his family should be hunted down and justice prevail. They’ve violated his civil rights and free speech rights - a Federal crime.


20 posted on 07/10/2008 3:59:50 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: MeekOneGOP; devolve

Not the IRS. People who have been on the Birth Certificate threads have commented - more than comments from one or two!


21 posted on 07/10/2008 7:31:17 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: devolve

Missed this from late last night. There was a thread yesterday that I should have bookmarked. It was about ‘fixing’ a flaw in the internet that leaves it open to hacking.

Anyone smart enough to hack into government business can figure out another way I would think.


22 posted on 07/10/2008 7:34:40 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: george76; devolve

More serious than that I believe. Read these;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2042120/posts?page=37#37

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2042120/posts?page=63#63


23 posted on 07/10/2008 7:52:36 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch; SatinDoll; LucyT

MUCH More serious !

It will be getting worse soon.


24 posted on 07/10/2008 9:02:40 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: null and void

Coincidence ?

No.


25 posted on 07/10/2008 10:20:39 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; ShadowAce; HAL9000

These tech folk are keeping secrets better than WE THE PEOPLE are ensuring our sworn public officials do, who incidentally need to be more protective than ever of the US-created Internet.


26 posted on 07/10/2008 11:16:01 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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27 posted on 07/10/2008 11:27:02 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: SatinDoll; devolve; potlatch; Fiddlstix; y'all
The flaw would be a boon for "phishing" cons that involve leading people to imitation web pages of businesses such as bank or credit card companies to trick them into disclosing account numbers, passwords and other information.

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Our family used to go on a LOT of fishing trips when I was a kid. I don't think it's the same thing, though, huh ???

:)

28 posted on 07/11/2008 6:31:38 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz!)
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To: george76

Based on the amount of spam we get at work, I’d say they already have.


29 posted on 07/11/2008 11:13:30 AM PDT by PsyOp (Truth in itself is rarely sufficient to make men act. - Clauswitz, On War, 1832.)
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To: george76; devolve
Much as we abhor Hillary, this wasn't happening with her - or perhaps her ‘people’ were better hackers, lol.
30 posted on 07/11/2008 5:40:27 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; devolve
Yikes, protect our Yorkies!


31 posted on 07/11/2008 5:41:55 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: MeekOneGOP; devolve

Lol, your fishing trips weren’t illegal.


32 posted on 07/11/2008 5:43:05 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch
Image and video hosting by TinyPic ...;0)
33 posted on 07/11/2008 7:05:36 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: potlatch

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Hmmmmm

Finally opened

Perfect Piper pix post potlatch


34 posted on 07/11/2008 7:13:26 PM PDT by devolve (- Education: - Harvard Law School Affirmative Action -)
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To: potlatch

hehe!

Yep.

Never been “Phishing” before...

I wonder whut they use for bait? :)


35 posted on 07/11/2008 10:15:36 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz!)
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To: MeekOneGOP; devolve

[Never been “Phishing” before...
I wonder whut they use for bait? :)]

PERMS!
Curly little worms.....snicker.


36 posted on 07/12/2008 10:45:30 AM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: george76

They mean the World Wide Web rather than the Internet, don’t they? WWW is a piece of @#$%, always has been. The Intenet got along just fine before WWW. BTW, what’s up with closing the usenet groups?


37 posted on 07/12/2008 10:52:13 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: devolve

Potlatch posts ‘purdy’ pet pup pix!


38 posted on 07/12/2008 10:52:20 AM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; devolve

Lol, no helmet!!


39 posted on 07/12/2008 10:53:50 AM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch




1 ^
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40 posted on 07/12/2008 11:22:27 AM PDT by devolve (- Education: - Harvard Law School Affirmative Action -)
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To: potlatch
LOL,,,I'm gunna find him a Pirate Hat...;0)
41 posted on 07/12/2008 11:27:13 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: devolve

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42 posted on 07/12/2008 11:31:10 AM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch

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One (1) Up


43 posted on 07/12/2008 11:56:47 AM PDT by devolve (- Education: - Harvard Law School Affirmative Action -)
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To: devolve

Lol, so easy - when you know!!


44 posted on 07/12/2008 2:05:58 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch

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Even a caveman can do it.......

So easy!


45 posted on 07/12/2008 5:02:32 PM PDT by devolve (- Education: - Harvard Law School Affirmative Action -)
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To: devolve

Funny you mentioned the ‘caveman’ business as I was thinking about it earlier today! I have been writing BC for Birth Certificate for some time and thought of the meaning of BC.

Then, in a thread today it was mentioned that Obama may even have been born in British Columbia!! Another BC.

I’m just rambling here....


46 posted on 07/12/2008 5:14:15 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; Jeff Head; Travis McGee; Grampa Dave; Buckhead

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Yeah - August ‘61 she was on some BC island

But the (alleged) BC says Hawaai - but no hospital name or doctor’s name or signature on any BC (so far)

When did she move or go to Hawaii (back) and why?

Why and when and for how long was she living in BC Canada?

Barack Hussein Obama SENIOR was where in August ‘61?

Harvard? Boston?

This whole “story” of Obama’s is REDACTED and the alleged “BC proof” is a DIGITAL graphic:

“....young and single....”
— Michelle Obama

-

I’m surprised the KOS/BC “BC faker” did not print “Barack Hussein Osama II” on the BC and blame Republicans for it


47 posted on 07/12/2008 5:55:09 PM PDT by devolve (- Education: - Harvard Law School Affirmative Action -)
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To: devolve

Hopefully it will be revealed before November. I could see the Clintons being interested in this. Opposing forums are investigating McCain just as we are Obama.

Also, there are complaints that Google has removed Obama’s BC from their search engine!

A number of days ago I read somewhere that Google had removed the swastika from their search engine because it was getting so many hits!! Have not checked that out.


48 posted on 07/12/2008 6:02:14 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch

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algore is a highly paid advisor at GOOGLE


49 posted on 07/12/2008 8:41:47 PM PDT by devolve (- Education: - Harvard Law School Affirmative Action -)
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To: potlatch

Doing my BEST Arnold Horshack...

“he! he! he!”

http://www.celebritynooz.com/images/ron-palillo-then.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FucOoOwLzY

:^D


50 posted on 07/12/2008 11:35:00 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz!)
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