August 26, 2016//Ellen NeveuxLast Updated: July 03, 2018
After initially rebuffing concerns of a breach, Cisco and Fortinet have issued alerts to customers about fixes for flaws and bugs brought to light by the group Shadow Brokers. In an article published on Forbes.com, the story unfolds,
“…researchers showed how the respective technologies could be exploited, the tech firms have taken action to protect customers. That both have come forward adds further weight to the claims the Shadow Brokers’ leak really does contain information stolen from an NSA server, indicating the US intelligence agency was attacking American manufacturers’ security products without telling the companies. And, as the files were dated between 2010 and 2013, the affected firewalls have been hackable for at least three years.”
In addition, experts note that Juniper Networks and TopSec could have the same vulnerabilities. Juniper has not yet released any formal warning to fixes to customers, but have now confirmed they are officially looking into the leaks. “Juniper Networks maintains an ongoing process in accordance with industry best practices to review and examine any potential vulnerabilities in Juniper products.”
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