European websites face hijack risk

Wednesday, 26 June 2002, 11:58 AM EST

Research from independent security firm Matta has revealed that poor authentication procedures used in registries such as Ripe, which governs internet address spacing and IP allocation in Europe, could give hackers the keys to the kingdom of a number of high profile sites.

Company information is held on an automatically updated database which offers five different types of authentication. But the number of companies that use weak or no authentication for network object maintenance is "worrying", according to Matta.

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