A flaw in Cisco's response to a security problem

Worth reading: George Ou's blog posting on the public spat and legal maneuvering by Cisco after researcher Michael Lynn showed during a session at the Black Hat security conference how he could exploit a flaw in Cisco's hardware and software platform that could potentially bring the Internet to its knees.

Worth reading: George Ou's blog posting on the public spat and legal maneuvering by Cisco after researcher Michael Lynn showed during a session at the Black Hat security conference how he could exploit a flaw in Cisco's hardware and software platform that could potentially bring the Internet to its knees.

Lynn simply wanted the world to know that the network backbone of the Internet and nearly every organization on the planet could be hijacked if the latest Cisco IOS software wasn't installed.  Cisco simply didn't want anyone to talk about it in fear of negative PR and set out to put a gag on Black Hat 2005 which ironically has brought ten times the attention to the vulnerability that it would have had otherwise.

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