Hackers penetrate network routers

Hackers are now probing a new target -- network routers -- as they seek to wreak havoc on corporate computing networks and evade the extensive security software that has been deployed on PCs and Web servers, experts tell United Press International's The Web.....Attacking routers -- rather than the Internet service provider or a LAN or WAN -- has been, traditionally, difficult, experts said.

"Traditionally, routers have been relatively impenetrable," Ted Demopoulos, IT expert and co-author of the forthcoming book, "Blogging for Business" (Dearborn Trade Publishing, February 2006), told The Web. "They are simpler than operating systems and hence less likely to contain bugs and resulting security flaws. More simple equals more secure." The Web: Hackers penetrate network routers

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