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Six Cisco-operated servers were hacked via SaltStack security vulnerabilities, the networking giant revealed this week. The compromised systems act as the salt-master servers for releases 1.2 and 1.3 of Cisco's Virtual Internet Routing Lab Personal Edition (VIRL-PE) product, and customer installations connect to these Cisco- …

  1. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge

    Hackers hit remotely rootable SaltStack systems (04 May 2020)

    The flaws were found by Finnish security vendor F-Secure early last month, and affect the SaltStack Salt master which sends updates to Salt minions that control servers, often large amounts of them.

    F-Secure said that the vulnerabilities that are rated as the highest 10.0 severity, and added that they are reliable and simple to exploit.

    1. Vulture@C64

      And people wonder why I won't use the new Cisco Smart licensing system which forces enterprise kit to connect automatically back to Cisco to verify its licensing ?

      Cisco didn't even know it had been attacked until it tried to patch them.

  2. Julz Silver badge

    Should

    Have bought Huawei...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Ted Cruz wants Twitter brought up for hosting the Ayatollah

    Parts of the US hedgemony seems to be retreating up its own posterior these days.

    If this succeeds then I guess all of us jolly foreigners need to stop using the 'good old boys'/US based Social Media then...?

    It won't be long for we can all sign up for the English Language version of WeChat...

    Ted Cruz (and a host of others especially Trump) really need to think about the laws of unintended consequesces before opening their mouths.

    Oh wait... it is election year so it is Speak first and don't think afterwards.

    1. HildyJ Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: Ted Cruz wants Twitter brought up for hosting the Ayatollah

      "Oh wait... it is election year so it is Speak first and don't think afterwards."

      To be fair, Donald and his supporters have been consistent. It's always speak first and don't think at all.

      1. DryBones

        Re: Ted Cruz wants Twitter brought up for hosting the Ayatollah

        Don't forget projection. Millions and millions of projectors, you'd think home theaters were having a resurgence.

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