Thursday, July 10, 2008

Technology Review: A Patch to Fix the Net

A classic case study in constructive criticism -- read the full article for details on how the person who discovered the flaw pro-actively worked with leading vendors to address it

On Tuesday, major vendors released patches to address a flaw in the underpinnings of the Internet, in what researchers say is the largest synchronized security update in the history of the Web. Vendors and security researchers are hoping that their coordinated efforts will get the fix out to most of the systems that need it before attackers are able to identify the flaw and begin to exploit it. Attackers could use the flaw to control Internet traffic, potentially directing users to phishing sites or sites loaded with malicious software.

Technology Review: A Patch to Fix the Net

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