A Cisco Router Bug Has Massive Global Implications
A duo of vulnerabilities present in Cisco routers could have significant impact on thousands of companies and government entities. The code not only allows for remote access but allows an attacker to compromise Cisco’s trusted boot process, thereby impacting the integrity of the device.
As noted by Wired, “In practice, this means an attacker could use these techniques to fully compromise the networks these devices are on. Given Cisco’s ubiquity, the potential fallout would be enormous.”