Revealed: The Internet’s Biggest Security Hole

Two security researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily intercept internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable to anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency. The tactic exploits the internet routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) to let an attacker surreptitiously monitor unencrypted internet traffic anywhere in the world, and even modify it before it reaches its destination. Find out about a new exploit that uses a weakness in the design of the internet’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to re-direct traffic to an eavesdropper. How do you think ISPs will respond to defending against this new technique? Check it out in the article below.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/revealed-the-in.html

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