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Old 02-14-2002, 17:59   #1 (permalink)
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Read Internet faces shut down, warns US watchdog

Australia's computer systems are at risk of being completely wiped out by a serious flaw in the internet and networking infrastructure, warns a US watchdog, and authorities have yet to develop an action plan.

The NSW Government and about 100 Australian telecommunication companies - including Telstra, Optus, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Nokia - are working around the clock to tackle the problem, say experts.

The United States computer network watchdog, the Computer Emergency Response Team, has issued its biggest warning ever - a 17-page document - that computer systems worldwide could be shutdown, rebooted, erased and used to attack other systems.



http://www.smh.com.au/news/0202/15/world/world101.html
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Is this another media beat up like the Y2K bug?
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I was thinking the same thing ...
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Bring it on!! If it happens, you can find me at the pub.. :s6:
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So what are we supposed to do all day at work if we can't get onto FF?
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So what are we supposed to do all day at work if we can't get onto FF?
just follow FM to the pub and all will be fine...
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So what are we supposed to do all day at work if we can't get onto FF?
Hmmm me thinks we gotta hatch a backup plan to put FF on BBS Boards again. :s2: :s2:

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About this security scare, i think the same as a few people here another Y2K scenario.
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What aload of crap

The Internet will never be shut down!
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What aload of crap

The Internet will never be shut down!
Minge is right, it's not gonna shut down the internet and it's not gonna blow up your computers. It effect SNMP and not that many people use it. Some companies have been effected but the fixes are already in place....

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