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Internet attack breaks network security

Cliff Saran

Security researchers have uncovered a major flaw in the internet fabric, which could circumvent network security and allow rogue users to access any computer on the planet.

According to a research paper published by the academics at the Institute of Internet Insecurities, the dynamic distributed denial of service attack could be deployed to enable a user to access all the data on the internet, allowing any bit, or packet, of information to be sent from any computer to any other computer in the world in a fault-tolerant manner.

The researchers said the attack is unstoppable, capable of splitting up information and routing it around the internet, to overcome any obstacle in its path. At the time of writing, no security patch had been issued.


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