Reply to post: Oh the irony

Now it is F5’s turn to reveal critical security bugs – and the Feds were quick to sound the alarm on these BIG-IP flaws


Oh the irony

Of a security product that has security vulnerabilities by itself. Clearly, we need yet another security layer to protect the protection tools, and so on... One has to wonder if F5 has any kind of security team that checks their own tooling before releasing it.

Now, seriously, complexity always increases the likelyhood of security flaws. Complex security products are much more likely to contain vulnerabilities than simpler ones. Yet, simpler ones are much more difficult to manage because of... their simplicity, so that creates incentives to build complex management shells and user interfaces around them. Which creates more chances for vulnerabilities.

Now, please, get off my IP tables...

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