Who should keep out the hackers?

Friday, 23 April 2004, 10:05 AM EST

So dangerous are the latest vulnerabilities that the Department of Homeland Security took the rare step of briefing the media yesterday, warning that quick action by users and network operators was crucial to avoiding serious Internet disruption.

This time the problem is with routers, the appliances that push traffic around the Internet. Routers made by Cisco Systems Inc., which has a major share of the market, have two separate security holes that could allow easy access for hackers to do their worst.

By Jonathan Krim at the Washington Post.

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