Except "Attacker" in this case is the administrator at the peer, and the peers are entire companies, multinationals, and governments. We're not talking about your average basement-dweller script kiddie.
If your peers are messing with you, or their peers are messing with them, how do you defend against an attack where the whole system is based on trust?
You could go to a no-trust solution, but then that would need a central authority that would need to pre-calculate all the routes from every single AS. If a route breaks, that'll be slow to adjust to a backup route. If a new route needs to be added, the ISP would need to apply to a central authority with bureaucracy and red tape.
If a route needed to be blackholed because of a DDOS, and that action had to be approved of by a central authority, which could take days to weeks for a ruling, nothing could be done because routers would not accept changes to any route until then.
Essentially, the answer to security is to effectively lock out the AS ISPs from their own routers.
You either trust the AS administrators or you don't. And since they're humans, they'll make mistakes, be malicious, or be affected by politics. This won't be solved by (trusting) a central bureaucracy similar to the UN, at least not in a manner you'll prefer.
If Slashdot editors can't even get the technology headlines correct, how is it better than Reddit, Fark, or any other news aggregator site?
Damn you guys have fallen far.
Where life's emissions are easily detectable.
I'm not so sure I'd want to make contact.
Go to your local observatory on an open-house night and get a free look through the lens. There are usually amateurs set up with their own equipment outside and will allow viewers too.
If your kids can stay up late and stand in the cold without complaining, they're ready for a telescope.
Not surprising as Slashdot has resorted to becoming a clickbait website for their flagging readership.
10 years ago, there were regularly 800-1000 comments on articles. Now, a highly commented article gets around 200.
It's a shame that the editors have stopped doing their jobs and post anything without checking it (at best!). But this isn't the first time I've seen it.
This submission is obviously false, and it needs to be pulled down or with the inflammatory and false sentence deleted. Since it's been up for hours, and there are numerous posts above that debunk the submission, it leads me to believe that Slashdot wants the clickbait and is leaving it up on purpose.
Do the right thing. Pull the article. Save what's left of your reputation, Slashdot.