Internet core vulnerability may be exploited by hackers

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/SciTech/ap20040420_1079.html

There’s a vulnerability at the very heart of the Internet, which could be brought down by hackers who know how to exploit the flaw. Now, why would hackers want to bring down the internet? Isn’t the internet as important to them as… water? Wouldn’t knocking out the Internet be the same as poisoning the water well, especially if it’s the same one from which the poisoner drinks?

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