Malware dubbed “VPNFilter” that initially targeted small-office, home routers and network-attached (NAS) storage boxes is spreading globally and affecting more devices than previously thought, extending its reach to endpoint Internet of Things (IoT) devices and into networks to which they are connected, Cisco Talos researchers said Wednesday.
In-brief: a report at Wired suggests that U.S. intelligence agencies may have had a hand in placing a back door in Juniper’s ScreenOS, the operating system run by a number of the company’s security products.
In-brief: A widespread vulnerability in security products sold by the firm Juniper Networks prompted The Internet Storm Center to raise its threat level to “Yellow,” and urge administrators to patch affected devices immediately.
In-brief: the discovery of a mystery “back door” in software that runs Juniper’s NetScreen line of security products prompted an emergency warning and patch from the company, and raises the specter of nation-backed hacking.
We’re used to writing about all the things that are changing in the security field: the onslaught of mobile devices and connected ‘stuff,’ the advent of ‘advanced’ and ‘persistent’ adversaries, the destruction of the network perimeter. But all this talk about change can obscure the fact that so much has not changed. Companies still maintain perimeters, after all, and they rely on nuts-and-bolts technologies to defend them. But these days, those products need to do more – especially in the area of ‘advanced threats’ that are likely to slip past traditional antivirus and IDS products. Enter Cisco Systems, which on Tuesday announced a new version of its ‘next generation firewall‘: the Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) with FirePOWER Services. The appliance is the first to make full use of technology from Cisco’s acquisition of Sourcefire last year. Specifically, the latest ASA integrates Sourcefire’s Advanced Malware Protection (or AMP) technology, which gives the […]