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The Internet is falling down (falling down, falling down)! standard

Last month, we saw Kaminsky release details around a particularly nasty flaw in the DNS infrastructure. The tubes exploded with traffic on this flaw and security pundits beat their chests, telling the masses that they have been reporting this for years. Well, it’s a new month, and we have a new flaw. Slashdot has posted a story about a BGP flaw that has been around for years that could easily bring down major portions of the internet. Wired has an article here, and the PDF of the presentation by Kapela and Pilosov is here. I was a system and network administrator in a previous life (and to date have only had one system of mine EVER hacked… that pesky IMAP ...

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