Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Scariest IPv6 attack scenarios

Experts are reporting a rise in the number of attacks that take advantage of known vulnerabilities of <a href="">IPv6</a>, a next-generation addressing scheme that is being adopted across the Internet. IPv6 replaces the Internet's main communications protocol, which is known as IPv4.

Carolyn Duffy Marsan | 26 Aug | Read more

Detecting Internet routing 'lies'

Australian Geoff Huston is one of the foremost authorities on Internet routing and scaling issues. We sent Huston, a former Chief Scientist, Telstra Internet, a few questions about the U.S. government's plan to bolster R&amp;D to secure the Internet's core routing protocol, the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Here are excerpts of from what Huston had to say:

Carolyn Duffy Marsan | 21 Jan | Read more

Where is Robert Morris now?

Robert Tappan Morris, the 21-year-old Cornell University student who unleashed the first worm attack on the Internet in 1988, has fully rehabilitated his reputation in the computer science community. Today, he is a respected associate professor of computer science at MIT.

Carolyn Duffy Marsan | 03 Nov | Read more