TCP Exploit Discovered, ISPs Scramble to Patch It

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Today in the newspaper, the Federal Security Berau (or whatever it is :p), warned the public of a recent TCP exploit that could be used to cause ISPs to go offline as long as the attack lasted. ISPs are scrambling to patch up the problem and at this time it seems the effects, if any will be at a minimum since patches are being applied quickly. Read the full story here: http://informationweek.securitypipeline.com/news/18902519
 
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Thanks for the note Xcelent. I wondered why I had been losing my e-mail capability so much over the past few days. Constant "Your server has terminated the session"! Clara.net have been doing some frantic maintenance so they say. Or were they just hit by the problem and don't want to own up to it? Internet is a darned good description of the thing, a load of holes kept together with string!

On a similar note, I was at a security course recently, and they had reports there of a coming crisis. They say that virus attacks have been light over the past year or so because our systems have been quietly prepared for a virus which will link up infected machines across the world in the manner of one huge nasty network. Sounds too bad to be true but the guys at Clearswift were taking it very seriously. They're expecting it to kick off some time this year.
 
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