Oh, that is surely going to feed my sickness, thank you!
Security researcher Dan Kaminsky of IOActive stumbled upon the Domain Name System (DNS) vulnerability about six months ago and warned industry giants including Microsoft, Sun and Cisco to collaborate on a solution.
Amazing how people just "stumble" on to stuff like this.
The patch can't be "reverse engineered" by hackers interested in figuring out how to take advantage of the flaw, technical details of which are being kept secret for a month to give companies time to update computers.
So, we have a month to wait before the details are released. I'll be on pins and needles the whole time counting down each day until those details come out. ;)
Dan Kaminsky Discovers Fundamental Issue In DNS: Massive Multivendor Patch Released [securosis.com...]
On July 8th, technology vendors from across the industry will simultaneously release patches for their products to close a major vulnerability in the underpinnings of the Internet. While most home users will be automatically updated, itís important for all businesses to immediately update their networks. This is the largest synchronized security update in the history of the Internet, and is the result of hard work and dedication across dozens of organizations.