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.”