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Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Government agencies -- especially in the Defense Department -- are expected to be early adopters of an emerging technology that promises to improve Internet security by preventing hackers from redirecting Web traffic to bogus sites.. . . Government agencies -- especially in the Defense Department -- are expected to be early adopters of an emerging technology that promises to improve Internet security by preventing hackers from redirecting Web traffic to bogus sites.

The new security mechanism, dubbed DNSSEC, plugs a hole in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) that hackers have exploited to spoof Web sites. DNSSEC prevents these attacks by allowing Web sites to verify their domain names and corresponding Internet Protocol addresses using digital signatures and public-key encryption.

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