Wednesday Watch: Patching a HUGE Security Flaw at the Heart of the Internet ... and other news links for Silicon Valley and Beyond
I'm amazed that his story has been so lightly covered. Security researchers have uncovered a huge security problem to do with the core name servers that direct ALL Internet traffic including emails!
The actual details of the security flaw have been kept secret but this problem could potentially allow criminals to mimic any web site. No news on whether this has actually happened.
Here is more on this shocking story:
Dan Kaminsky Discovers Fundamental Issue In DNS: Massive Multivendor Patch Released
Web companies organize massive effort to patch fundamental Internet flaw
Multiple DNS implementations vulnerable to cache poisoning
Researcher offers insight into DNS flaw
Cisco releases its DNS patches
Siemens to Cut 4% of Work Force
Abuses Are Found in Online Sales of Medication
Steady growth for Twitter, despite hiccups
Trend-tracking site BuzzFeed gets $3.5 million in funding
With Lively, Google tries its own 'Second Life'
Dreamworks executive on why it switched from AMD to Intel
Ad Spending Forecast Lowered Again
For iPhone, the 'New' Is Relative
Google Introduces a Cartoonlike Method for Talking in Chat Rooms
Great Photo on Flickr? Getty Images Might Pay You for It
EMC CEO's ego has cost investors billions
Google evaporates Docs and Spreadsheets cloud
Google ventures into virtual reality with 'Lively'
Our nation of couch-Internet-cell-phone potatoes
Sit down with Sony's Stan Glasgow
Sir John M. Templeton, Philanthropist, Dies at 95
The Media Equation: When Fox News Is the Story
Washington Post Expected to Name Top Editor
Spat with Rogers leaves Canadian Apple stores without iPhones
Be who you want on the web pages you visit
Microsoft Admits Windows Vista Mistakes, Criticizes Apple Ads
Bit.ly: Please Use This TinyURL of the Future
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