Old Net Flaw Causes New Problems

An old problem at the core of the Internet is getting more attention, as a growing number of data breaches expose the Web’s weaknesses.  Though complicated in nature simply put hackers are able to alter gateway router codes and send them wherever they choose.  In other words this is a new entry point, and invisible one, for hackers.  We, at Advisor Armor have continually counseled clients that "its a matter of when, not if" you will have a security incident.

“There’s good evidence that people are playing serious malicious games with the routing table,” said Steven Bellovin, a Columbia University computer science professor who investigated early Internet security loopholes at Bell Labs. “I think that the risks are very serious.”  MORE