A "hole" in TCP/IP, the Net's underlying language, could allow hackers to break into systems and damage targeted Web sites, according to CERT, which yesterday issued an advisory about the security concern. Most systems are not vulnerable, however. Separately, Network Associates yesterday dramatically announced it had identified a new family of computer viruses--the first example, it claimed, of "cyberterrorism"--but victim MCI WorldCom and analysts downplayed the incident.
TCP/IP "hole" leads to alert|
A "hole" in the Net's underlying language allows hackers to break into systems and cause an array of damage to targeted Web sites, CERT says.
CERT downplays virus attack
Analysts question "cyberterrorism" hype
Virus hits MCI WorldCom systems