BGP Exploit

The usual security blogs are abuzz today with the news of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) vulnerability described at DEFCON 16. I won’t bother reposting all the details, but I’ve aggregated a few of the more informative links to information on the subject below. The potential to exploit BGP in this way has been talked about for at least the better part of a decade, but apparently never demonstrated until the DEFCON conference. The links have some decent technical info; it appears frighteningly simple for a person with the proper resources to hijack & intercept a remote network’s transmissions while mostly remaining undetected.

Wired.com Article

Original DEFCON Presentation

DHS Routing Security Initiative

And of course…. Wikipedia

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