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Attacks begin on net address flaw
« on: July 27, 2008, 01:28:30 AM »
Attack code that exploits flaws in the net's addressing system are starting to circulate online, say security experts.

The code could be a boon to phishing gangs who redirect web users to fake bank sites and steal login details.

Sounds pretty bad ???  See for yourself at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7525206.stm


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Re: Attacks begin on net address flaw
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 01:33:00 AM »
The subject is already being discussed and viable precautions have already been suggested.
See here:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=37275.0
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Re: Attacks begin on net address flaw
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 01:39:57 AM »
Hi flygirl,


That is why the motto for your ISP is "Get your act together or your common users are at danger". Read this thread at 
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=37275.0
for checks and what you can do yourself to be prepared against a danger that could be directed at the core of the Internet. They warned for this to happen a good year ago, and some DNS services then became protected, like OpenDNS and some others, lots of others are still dragging their feet to implement the necessary patches. What will be the balance between a hyped up thing and the real danger will be obvious in the upcoming future,

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Re: Attacks begin on net address flaw
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 01:45:24 AM »
Sorry Damien, got here before you... ;D
More info on using the protection offered by OpenDNS is available at:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg185494#msg185494
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Re: Attacks begin on net address flaw
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008, 05:34:56 AM »
Hi Bob and thanks for letting me know the subject was already posted. Hi polonus and thanks for the links and the advise. I love this forum and you guys have helped me a a lot ;D I wouldn't have made it without you guys so keep up the good work :)