Hacker Highway

After hackers, claiming to be Chinese, exploited a construction error on the information highway recently, their mischief led to traffic jams and crashes around the world last week. Here's how their "worms" drove through a Microsoft programming hole and onto the...[Hacker Highway]

The Start

1 A security firm, eEye Digital Security, discovers an obscure defect in Microsoft's Web-server software while scrutinizing it for vulnerabilities

2 eEye notifies Microsoft, which quickly creates a patch for the flaw

3 On June 18, in joint announcements on their websites, Microsoft makes the patch available while eEye publishes a detailed blueprint of the flaw


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