"nefarious actors wondering if their real-world identities will be discovered thanks to the leaked data"
Good. See how it feels for once.
Another form of malware has been spotted on servers backdoored in the SolarWinds' Orion fiasco. The strain, identified as SUNSHUTTLE by FireEye, is a second-stage backdoor written in Go which uses HTTPS to communicate with a command-and-control server for data exfiltration, adding new code as needed. Someone based in the US, …
They are changing the guard at Buckingham Palace
Christopher Robin went down on Alice
They've great big parties inside the grounds.
"I wouldn't be King for a hundred pounds,"
"We love to have agents provocateurs in the party, because they always propose the most revolutionary motions." - Louise Michel , 8th March, Internationale Women's Day
A successful exploit could allow the attacker to exhaust disk space on the affected device, which could result in administrators being unable to log in to the device or the device being unable to boot up correctly.
And cisco have never heard of disk partitioning, where log files are kept separate from essential operating system files.
It is called "separation of concerns", which can be translated to "separate us from cisco, please!".
their software is perfect
In my experience, they know their software is crap. Their job is to support it. The experienced techs know what happens to people who venture too far off script.
Anyway, your company already paid for support. If you fail to provide a supported platform, they'll move on and let you fight it out with the person who paid them.
In the Business version of rock-scissors-paper, Money beats Computers.
Proof that evolution is not a smooth unstoppable process of ever-increasing refinement has been with us for centuries.
Even so, it's still a surprise to be reminded of the sheer scale of homo sapiens' forking:
""The defendants allegedly used McAfee's Twitter account to publish messages to hundreds of thousands of his Twitter followers touting various cryptocurrencies through false and misleading statements to conceal their true, self-interested motives," Manhattan US Attorney Audrey Strauss said.
McAfee actually had hundreds of thousands (!) of Twitter followers? Ye gods, a longtime certifiable fruitcake like McAfee should only have had two followers at most, both in white coats and one of them armed with a ready supply of sedatives.
Thus do the numb dumb primates of Homo Idiota go on their not so merry way to oblivion. Quite why homo sapiens should care a jot about them, or do anything to delay their inevitable extinction, is beyond me.
>Thus do the numb dumb primates of Homo Idiota go on their not so merry way to oblivion.
Or power. There's some mention of "Presidential apsirations" in the article. In normal times you'd never take this sort of thing seriously. Post-Trump, though, its a completely different game. Anyone with enough money (or just promises of money) seems to be able to purchase power and the weird bit is that people follow (Trump is Exhibit #1).
If SolarWinds cannot sort this out soon one would hope that people would start to look elsewhere. Just having the best functionality is not the only factor now but IT is filled with people with entrenched views who stubbornly refuse to look at alternatives. The closer to the network the worse it is.
The trouble is that (usually small) teams with vested interests either refuse to look at alternatives of if there is a viable alternative, make life difficult. Threatening management that you will resign because they are going to accept a networking tender that is not Cisco and such like are what causes so many problems. A similar thing happened with SolarWinds so we are still lumbered with it. Management cave in because the network is seen as this mystery layer that only a few geeks are allowed to understand.
The cycle continues and large amounts of money that could usefully be deployed elsewhere goes into a bottomless pit.
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