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Gaping Hole Opened In Internet's Trust-based BGP Protocol

The problem has been known for a long time but a solution has been slow to come: the Internets original designers never dreamed it would grow to it’s present size with a vast number of users, so they developed many  important protocols to be “trust-based”. In the world of the Internet today, where ill-intended hackers abound, the net naivete of 40 years ago leaves gaping holes in security and a very vunerable network. John Hruska of arstechnica.com reports.