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How To Crash the Internet

February 14th, 2011 02:22 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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rudy_wayne writes “We know you can take down Web sites with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. We know that a country, like Egypt, can shut down a country’s entire Internet access. And, we thought we knew that you can’t take down the entire Internet. It turns out we could be wrong. In a report from New Scientist, Max Schuchard a computer science graduate student and his buddies claim they’ve found a way to launch DDoS attacks on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) network routers that could crash the Internet.”

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