FBI Says It's Monitoring Web Vulnerability
Source: TechTV - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Network Security The FBI is monitoring "potential vulnerabilities" in computer networks that could leave portions of the Internet open to disruption by hackers, the agency said on Tuesday. "We're aware of potential vulnerabilities... and to date there have been no confirmed exploitations of . . . The FBI is monitoring "potential vulnerabilities" in computer networks that could leave portions of the Internet open to disruption by hackers, the agency said on Tuesday. "We're aware of potential vulnerabilities... and to date there have been no confirmed exploitations of these vulnerabilities," said Steven Berry, spokesman for the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center.

An advisory disclosing a flaw was issued on Tuesday by the Computer Emergency Response Team at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

It said the flaw leaves systems vulnerable to paralyzing denial-of-service attacks, service interruptions, and possible break-ins. It recommends ways to minimize the vulnerabilities, but says some of the assaults can significantly affect the performance of a computer system.

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