Skip to comments.Warning Issued Over Attacks on Internet Infrastructure
Posted on 02/23/2019 2:14:54 PM PST by bitt
Key parts of the internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of web traffic, the internet's address keeper warned Friday.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) declared after an emergency meeting "an ongoing and significant risk" to key parts of the infrastructure that affects the domains on which websites reside.
"They are going after the internet infrastructure itself," ICANN chief technology officer David Conrad told AFP.
"There have been targeted attacks in the past, but nothing like this."
The attacks could date back to 2017 but have sparked growing concerns from security researchers in recent weeks, which prompted the special meeting of ICANN.
The malicious activity targets the Domain Name System or DNS which routes traffic to intended online destinations.
ICANN specialists and others say these attacks have a potential to snoop on data along the way, sneakily send the traffic elsewhere or enable the attackers to impersonate or "spoof" critical websites.
"There isn't a single tool to address this," Conrad said, as ICANN called for an overall hardening of web defenses.
US authorities issued a similar warning last month about the DNS attacks.
(Excerpt) Read more at securityweek.com ...
We lived for over two hundred years without the internet. Of course, the younger set would suffer more because they aren’t learning multiplication tables and spelling since the advent of the computer.
Bring it all down. Let it all crash. Better that than let it keep going where it is headed. https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3730086/posts
Will something like this be the cause of the next world war? Almost everybody has become dependent on the internet. Government, business, finance, e-mail. Hackers have been nibbling around the edges since its inception, but someone meddling with the core could provoke a violent response.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
The real problem would be manipulation of information, a repetition of Orson Wells’ WAR OF THE WORLDS.
The internet could be manipulated to the point that it would appear to be authentic to both the citizens and the government.
Creating a world war, a civil war or thousands of suicides, or whatever.
Orson Wells had to have a studio in a public facility in the US, a producer, etc.. So he was promptly outed.
Some spook in an unnamed country with the knowledge could be undetectable until the damage was done.
That is why DJT is so adamant about the Space Force - if China wanted to zap our satellites, BOOM explodes our economy, our infrastructure..the whole ball of wax.
Ohumma ‘let’ the whole space program slide..for what reasons?
Some say ‘nefarious’ reasons -
I smell bullshit.
“There isn’t a single tool to address this,”
Why the Demo-brain not?
They are saying AI can do facial recognition at 100%, etc.
I call SanFran Sidewalk Deposit.
We need a penny per email tax to fund an internet police force. Not sure how to make it international.
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