From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 21:15:40 +1100 (EST)
Experts Say Key Internet Servers Vulnerable to Attack
It would not take much for a malicious hacker to shut down the
Internet, researchers at a meeting of the body that oversees Web
address allocation warned on Tuesday.
An attack designed to flood the Web's master directory servers with
traffic ``is capable of bringing down the Internet,'' Paul Vixie, a
speaker at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) annual meeting, told Reuters.


>From BNA Internet Law News...

Japan's Senior Vice Minister for Public Management, Home
Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications urged ICANN
authorities at the organization's annual meeting to make the
safety and security of the global Domain Name System a top
priority.  Originally slated as a forum to address ICANN
governance, the meeting was refocused to address Internet
security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with
ICANN Chair Vint Cert stating last night that ICANN must be
careful not to adopt policies that decrease security and
security experts warning that key Internet servers may be
vulnerable to attack.

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