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Security Experts On Alert for Large-Scale Hacker Assault

The security industry is on alert that an upswing in hacker activity could be signaling the coming of a broad-scale attack that could potentially affect millions of networks. The increased hacker activity is pinpointing a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system. A problem with the Windows RPC Interface Buffer Overrun was first disclosed on July 16. Security experts say hackers started experimenting with the vulnerability almost immediately, and the rate of system probes and online chatter about the vulnerability has been skyrocketing. ”We’re very concerned,” says Dan Ingevaldson, an engineering manager with Altanta-based Internet Security Systems, Inc. ”Administrators have a window of time to fix their systems, but that window is getting smaller… We think there’s a risk here to the entire Internet.” Full Story

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