back to article Cisco warns miscreants are crippling IOS XR network gear over the internet with memory black-holes. No patch yet

Cisco has warned hackers are crashing or crippling its networking kit out in the field by black-holing all available memory via specially crafted IGMP packets. To pull this off, miscreants are exploiting CVE-2020-3566, a vulnerability that can be abused by "an unauthenticated, remote attacker to exhaust process memory of an …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    silly paranoid liberals

    demonrats scared their secrets will be exposed. goofy whacks.

    1. martinusher Silver badge

      Re: silly paranoid liberals

      Its been done before. It doesn't hurt to be careful, especially in the current social climate. I don't think there are any 'secrets' but if you read local news outlets you can see an almost desperate search for scandal -- I'd guess its the pressing need to find something that could be pointed to ("see, they're as bad as we are....").

      Like a lot of generic Americans (to quote one older lady) "I'll vote for a potato over Trump". You don't have to be a Democrat, or even a demonrat, to recognize that we're not doing that well as things are at the moment.

    2. Unicornpiss
      IT Angle

      Re: silly paranoid liberals

      Um, if we're speaking of paranoia, how's that investigation of Obama bugging Trump's campaign headquarters from the last election going?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No need to dump the old backdoored ZTE mobile hotspot, there's plenty of modern Cisco and Juniper equipment sold today with backdoors for the NSA/CIA & FBI.

    ECHELON needs help, can't do it by magic!

  3. Unicornpiss

    It begs the question..

    Who would want to date one of the "clean cut" republicans that isn't another oh so wholesome republican?

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