Re: Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 18:39:16 UTC 2013


If your flows are a target, or your data is of an extremely sensitive
nature (diplomatic, etc), why aren't you moving those bits over
something more private than IP (point to point L2, MPLS)? This doesn't
work for the VoIP target mentioned, but foreign ministries should most
definitely not be trusting encryption alone.

brandon

On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:
>
> On Dec 6, 2013, at 12:38 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/12/bgp-hijacking-belarus-iceland/
>>
>> Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet
>> ...
>
>> In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference
>> demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet
>> traffic-routing system — a vulnerability so severe that it could allow
>> intelligence agencies, corporate spies or criminals to intercept massive
>> amounts of data, or even tamper with it on the fly.
> ...
>
> Yes, nothing new to see here, networks don't do BGP filtering well, no Film at 11?
>
> I've detected 11.6 million of these events since 2008 just looking at the
> route-views data.  Most recently the past two days 701 has done a large MITM of
> traffic.
>
> In other news, you can go read the other thread on this that happened already.
>
> http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2013-November/062257.html
>
> - Jared
>
>



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