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The Kaminsky Hole

Science & Tech  (tags: Kaminsky Hole, domain names, domain name system, email, hacking, privacy, security )

- 3542 days ago -
A major vulnerability in the Internet Domain Name System is exposing sensitive information to the not-so-tender mercies of hackers. A Russian physicist was able to hack the system in10 hours, and this flaw could impact email as well as web sites.

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RC deWinter (418)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 8:30 am
Here we go again - the Russian gangs, the teen hobby-hackers and now the Kaminsky hole. Three steps forward, two steps back seems to be the paradigm in techno-world.

Joycey B (750)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 9:00 am
This is not good. God help us all from hackers.

Jim P (3257)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 9:10 am
All the more reason(s) NOT to do any kind of transactions involving banking, credit cards, bill payments, purchases, social security numbers, etc on-line.

TY, Cate.


Pat B (356)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 9:16 am
thanx Cate for this post. i agree w/above comments...i d/n do any transactions ove the internet because of this very reason!

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 9:30 am
omg ughhhhhhhhhhhh thnx cate

RC deWinter (418)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 9:36 am
Oh joy, we need ONLY 200 MORE CARING PEOPLE to sign Justice for Julie Won't you please add your name and show support for her? She lives in legal limbo and should be freed to try to put her life back together. THANK YOU to those of you who have signed and spread the word.

Gail L (30)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 10:15 am

Joan Mclaughlin (133)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 10:17 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 10:27 am

Susan L (118)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 11:16 am
noted........Thanks, Cate.

Tim Redfern (581)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 11:20 am
The 'net is a miraculous thing that's surely
changed all our lives, but there are times when
it's a disaster waiting to happen. This would
have to be one of them. Let's see if they manage
to patch Mr.Kaminsky's hole before someone does
who-knows how many billions of dollars of damage.

Thanks, Cate!
No coffee for me, thanks,
but I'll always say yes to a cup of tea!

Estella Ameigh (22)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 1:16 pm
Thanks Cate.

Elizabeth N (40)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 3:17 pm
OMG - I pay all of my bills on the internet, do all my banking online - it's so convenient. I guess I have to start writing out my bills, and stop all of this. This sucks. Thanks Cate.

Elizabeth N (40)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 3:18 pm
Thanks for noting my story about Pakistan, Cate.

Denice G (45)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 8:18 pm
Thanks Cate

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 8:53 pm
It's going to require a complete restructuring of the current system to provide the heightened security that is needed. Hopefully, it won't take really long to do this and the already shaky financial institutions will have to do this immediately to prevent further ruin.

Blacktiger P (247)
Saturday August 9, 2008, 9:41 pm
Mr. Gates better go back to work and forget about retiring. This needs some work fella.

Deborah Hooper (59)
Sunday August 10, 2008, 11:22 am
I keep putting out a Dare! Challenge! to these hackers to actually use their skill for something good, like hacking the system to fix our government & the world! You, know, "No More Secrets"! But, I guess they are just a bunch of script kiddies that can't do anything but prey on us peons.

(if you don't hear from me, they got me, didn't like me calling them script kiddies, I guess)
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