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BINDing the Internet
The warning concerned software on Internet Domain Servers, the computers that act as directories when someone accesses the Internet. When an address is entered, such as japantimes.co.jp, the domain server translates the name into a numerical address that the computer can read. The most commonly used software is BIND, Berkeley Internet Name Domain, and according to the experts it has a flaw that allows hackers to change the listings. That could create chaos as traffic is redirected, lost or stolen.
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