Thursday, May 12, 2005

Ugly Plug

Did anyone else catch that overly blatant plug for Cisco gear on 24?
"No the terrorists can not break in, our CISCO NETWORKING GEAR is self healing and can deal with it! Where would we be without our strong CISCO security?"
Well either CISCO doesn't use their own products or they suck, from CNN:
The theft of software from a Cisco Systems network last year was only part of a series of widespread attacks that breached thousands of computer systems, federal officials and security investigators now say.
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The paper reported that security specialists at U.S. supercomputer laboratories, looking into intrusions there, discovered a year ago that passwords to Cisco's computers were compromised.

While they notified Cisco (Research), some of the company's software was stolen before officials could respond. Soon after that theft, a portion of the Cisco programming instructions appeared on a Russian Web site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know they'll be relying on the Microsoft Anti-Spyware proggie to detect and divert the missile that just got launched...

- Justin