Conspiracy fans unite: the worlds major Internet vendors sent their engineers out for secret meetings at the microsoft campus for the past few months to tackle the biggest flaw on the internet’s architecture since it began.
The issue resides on the obiquituous DNS system responsible for directing applications to the right servers when they request a URL. Although there is yet no evidence of this flaw being exploited, it will not take long for black hat hackers to use it to direct you to their own servers when you try to open your online banking or check your emails.
All major vendors will be releasing fixes to their systems at the same time, as to minimise the chances of such rogue practicies happening, something unheard of which clearly shows the gravity of the situation.
More detail at http://securosis.com/2008/07/08/dan-kaminsky-discovers-fundamental-issue-in-dns-massive-multivendor-patch-released/
Dan’s website where you can check for the vulnerability: http://www.doxpara.com