Computer hackers: Internet flaw sparks biggest security fix in web history

11 Lug Computer hackers: Internet flaw sparks biggest security fix in web history

Bobbie Johnson, technology correspondent

A flaw in the way the internet works has prompted the “largest security update” in the history of the web, and fears of millions of people remaining exposed to criminals and malicious hackers.

Microsoft was among net companies yesterday which announced action to close the loophole that has potentially affected every site on the web.

The bug was spotted this year by Dan Kaminsky, a director at the American security specialist IOActive, who immediately contacted big technology firms to alert them to the problem. Leggi tutto