Cyber Security

Feds Scrambling to Close Backdoor in Widely Purchased IT Gear

“The Department of Homeland Security and federal agencies are in incident-response mode as they work to remove listening posts in software planted by suspected cyberspies.

The unauthorized code can allow attackers to invisibly decrypt communications passing through widely-used Juniper Networks firewalls, according to the company. The existence of the three-year old bug was disclosed on Dec. 17. The government has spent about $13 million on Juniper products since 2012.”

Source: Feds Scrambling to Close Backdoor in Widely Purchased IT Gear – Defense One

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