Cisco security flap is much ado about something

Friday, 12 August 2005, 8:07 PM EST

We can all agree that a security flaw in the routers that underpin the Internet and most enterprise networks--especially a flaw that allegedly lets an attacker monitor traffic passing through the devices--is serious. But who sets the ground rules for outing that flaw? Like it or not, the law prohibits employees or former employees from making off with company-financed research. (Whether Lynn reverse-engineered Cisco's software to find the flaw and whether he would have broken the law in doing so are unclear.)

By Rob Preston at Security Pipeline.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Compromised cPanel "Account Suspended" pages redirect to exploit kit

The code redirects visitors to another URL where the Fiesta exploit kit is hosted, which then tries to detect and exploit several vulnerabilities in various software. If it succeeds, the visitors are saddled with a banking Trojan.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Feb 27th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //