Saturday, January 21, 2012

Internet is still vulnerable to cyber-criminals

A January 21, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle article "Internet is still vulnerable to cyber-criminals" by James Temple discusses Mark Bowden's book "Worm: The First Digital World War," which describes the October 21, 2002 attack on the Internet Domain Name Servers.

The SF Chronicle article states:

Internet Protocol version 6, will create more root name servers and add other security protections.

"But the general consensus today is that it's still pretty fragile," said Doug Tygar, professor of computer science at UC Berkeley.

See also the October 3, 2011 review of 'Worm'.