China's Next-Generation Internet

By Robert Vamosi | 3/13/13 1:42 AM

Attribution in cyberspace is tricky thing. The Chinese are working on a next-generation Internet that they hope will identify the source of packets no matter how obfuscated the path may be as well as provide IP addresses for all its citizens.

A paper from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society details the proposed changes to the backbone of the Internet as we know it, both IPv4 and IPv6. According to New Scientist, "first up is the internet's inability to block malicious traffic as a whole. While malware can rapidly replicate and distribute itself across the net, organisations can only respond to individual instances of online aggression." That would be different under the Chinese system, which would better identify the source and allow for it to be blocked.

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Conflicting Accounts On Source Of ARAMCO Hack

By Robert Vamosi | 10/30/12 5:08 AM

Attribution is difficult, and that remains true with the latest crop of malware affecting Industrial Control Systems.

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