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Cisco warns of wireless security hole

Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems has warned customers about a security hole that could give a hacker full control of a wireless network. The company said that a user name and password coded into some versions of its Wireless Lan Solution Engine and Hosting Solution Engine software could give attackers complete control of the devices. Attackers could use the default logins to hide rogue wireless access points on wireless Lans, create and modify user privileges or change configuration settings. The vulnerability affects versions 2.0, 2.0.2 and 2.5 of the Wireless Lan Solution Engine (WLSE) and versions 1.7, 1.7.1, 1.7.2 and 1.7.3 of the Hosting Solution Engine (HSE). Cisco has posted software patches on its website for both products. Full Story

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