About a week ago, we learned that most people on the Internet were open to attack thanks to a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) implementation flaw in Linux. Zhiyun Qian, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of California at Riverside, warned that it doesn’t take a tech genius to exploit the Linux flaw. “It can be done easily by anyone in the world,” he said. The researchers presented their paper (pdf) at the USENIX Security Symposium.

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