Thursday, July 28, 2005

Cisco, ISS file for Injunction at Black Hat

#137 When there is smoke there is fire... the saga of the previous blog entry continues...

Cisco Systems and ISS late Wednesday filed for an injunction against a former ISS researcher who exposed vulnerabilities in Cisco’s router operating system at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas earlier in the day.

The motion, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, seeks a temporary restraining order to stop Michael Lynn, a former ISS employee, from further releasing proprietary information belonging to Cisco and Internet Security Systems. The injunction also names the organizers of the Black Hat conference as defendants.

I wonder if these actions are not just going to create more attention than Cisco would want from the hacking community. The message is clear though - Cisco dont want to land up having to go through what Microsoft went through in the last two years. Expect patching and updates on your routers and switches to become as important as desktop and server patching.
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