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Hack Attacks Become Deadlier: Is There a Defense?
DoS attacks overwhelm computers, Web sites and servers with floods of bogus data, and hackers are increasingly aiming them at routers, according to a recent report by the federally funded Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Routers are the vital Internet components, either special-purpose computers or software packages, that connect two or more networks or parts of networks.
"Essentially routers have trust relationships with each other, and are the means by which networks interconnect with each other," Kevin Houle, one of the authors of a CERT white paper on the subject, told NewsFactor Network.