TCP catastrophe? Last week's announcement hit the security community like a love tap from a sumo wrestler. Nearly every router on the Internet, even those only distantly connected, was vulnerable to a potential exploit that could shut down whole sections of a network and maybe even the Internet itself. Worse, the vulnerability was something so basic -- the design of TCP itself -- that the problem touches everyone. (You can find a detailed, very technical description at Cisco.) [via InfoWorld: Security]

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