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    can anyone enlighten us further on this website news, on the BBC website today; is this a problem for those using opensuse?

    BBC NEWS | Technology | Internet security breach tackled

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    "Mr Kaminsky held talks with computer giants such as Microsoft, Sun and Cisco in March, and has been part of a team engaged in secret research since then, developing the security patch which has now been released simultaneously for all computer platforms."

    Sounds like there is a universal approach to this issue...plus most of the popular browsers have anti-phishing capabilities.
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    It's not a browser issue. It's a DNS protocol issue. You'll see a whole bunch of updates to bind, libraries and programs soon. Every distro using bind will also have updates.

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    J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) NNTP User

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    ken yap <ken_yap@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > It's not a browser issue. It's a DNS protocol issue.


    Correct; this is http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/800113 a.k.a.
    http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1447 .
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    Novell, Inc. Making IT Work As One http://www.novell.com

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