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Sydney Morning Herald: Open Source or Open Sesame?

Apr 13, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leon Brooks)

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"A recent Cisco security advisory announced that 'all models' of their WLSE and HSE wireless LAN devices have a hard-coded back-door password which gives an attacker complete control over that section of your infrastructure.

"Firstly, it is to Cisco's credit that they follow a policy of openly announcing such an embarrassing vulnerability. Many providers prefer to hide their problems, fold any fixes into routine updates and hope their customers pick up those updates before any malefactors pick up control of the customers' networks, which in this age of several probes per internet address per minute is totally unacceptable..."

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