Attacks bewilder VeriSign

Monday, 8 August 2005, 2:07 PM EST

To keep criminal hackers at bay, VeriSign — keeper of the master Internet address book - has been throwing mind-boggling amounts of money and computing firepower at security.

Gone are the days when reporters like me routinely were allowed to inspect the VeriSign computer housing the Internet's "A" root server, the top-level address book for matching domain names such as google.com with the numeric addresses of the computers hosting them.

By Leslie Walker at the Houston Chronicle.

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