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Fake Cisco switches provoked network failures

Counterfeit Cisco devices were behind the failure of an IT company’s network switches last fall after a software upgrade, an investigation has found. Underscoring the security challenges posed by counterfeit hardware, the real-life anecdote prompted the victimized purchaser to commission F-Secure’s hardware security team to perform a thorough analysis of the components. The company discovered that…

Critical SAP flaw puts 40,000 users at risk

More than 40,000 SAP users of an estimated 2,500 internet facing systems should move quickly to patch a Remotely Exploitable Code On NetWeaver (RECON) vulnerability that scored a 10 out of 10 on the bug-severity CVSS scale and which could give an attacker full enterprise control. Noting that “this is the second major Java-based 0-day in…

Microsoft sounds alarm to fix wormable bug “SIGRed”

Microsoft Corporation on Patch Tuesday addressed 123 vulnerabilities — 18 of them critical — including a “wormable” flaw in Windows DNS Service that could be leveraged to execute remote code in the context of the Local System Account and then spread malware across various network devices. Officially designated CVE-2020-1350, the wormable flaw is caused by…

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