Revealed: The Internet's Biggest Security Hole

marcus.sachs at marcus.sachs at
Wed Aug 27 20:52:19 CDT 2008

Yes, wonderful preso!  My biggest take-away was the fact that the vast majority of the attendees did not understand the gravity of the demo. The same thing could be said about Dan's talk. It was over the heads of most attendees. 


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From: Gadi Evron
To: Sachs, Marcus H. (Marc)
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Cc: nanog at
Sent: Aug 27, 2008 21:42
Subject: Re: Revealed: The Internet's Biggest Security Hole

On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 marcus.sachs at wrote:
> Nothing will change. You think DNSSEC is hard?  Try getting support for the deployment of S-BGP or soBGP. Without a trust anchor and lots of community support it will remain largely an academic interest area.

I guess it will just remain a "cool" presentation than, and boy was it 

You were there, any special impressions?


> Marc
> ------Original Message------
> From: Gadi Evron
> To: Frank
> Cc: NANOG list
> Sent: Aug 27, 2008 20:54
> Subject: Re: Revealed: The Internet's Biggest Security Hole
> hehe
> "new". hehe
> Maybe something will change now' though, it was a great and impressive
> presentation, hijacking the defcon network and tweaking TTL to hide it.
> On Thu, 28 Aug 2008, Frank wrote:
>> Two security researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily
>> intercept internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable
>> to anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security
>> Agency.
>> The tactic exploits the internet routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway
>> Protocol) to let an attacker surreptitiously monitor unencrypted internet
>> traffic anywhere in the world, and even modify it before it reaches its
>> destination.
>> The demonstration is only the latest attack to highlight fundamental
>> security weaknesses in some of the internet's

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