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Some Cisco Customers Are Being Hacked With NSA's Exploit Tools

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olsenn

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So Shadow Broker (go Mass Effect!) managed to sell their stolen toolkit, which they listed at a price of 580 million dollars worth of Bitcoins??? If so, I seriously doubt the customer would use this weapon on some random JC-Penny Cisco switches just for fun... whichever computer network these exploits were used on were probably high profile! Or a proof-of-concept test by the sellers to prove they do in fact have the goods
 

targetdrone

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And this boys and girls is why you do not allow backdoors in your security or encryption, because it allows the bad guys easy access and depending on the nature of the backdoor, nearly impossible to seal without a complete infrastructure update.
 

eriko

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Its funny how they get away with not releasing s/w updates for those without SmartNET contracts...

Imagine Microsoft etc doing that?

But if the hole is big enough, I think they HAVE to...

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As a special customer service, and to improve the overall security of the Internet, Cisco may offer customers free of charge software updates to address security problems. If Cisco has offered a free software update to address a specific issue, noncontract customers who are eligible for the update may obtain it by contacting the Cisco TAC using any of the means described in the Contact Summary section of this document.
 

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it's not a 'hack' it's the commerce clause in the u.s. constitution: Section. 8.

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
 
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