About 75 percent of domain name system (DNS) servers in Australia and NewZealand are vulnerable to Denial-of-Service attacks, and 55 percent may becompromised at the root level. The figures represent a considerable risk tomany Web sites, according to Sydney-based security consultancy DeMorgan.
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About 75 percent of Domain Name System (DNS) servers in Australia and New Zealand are vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks and 55 percent may be compromised at the root level. The figures represent a considerable risk to many Web sites, according to Sydney-based security consultancy DeMorgan.
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