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Malicious traffic present on 100 percent of sampled networks, Cisco analysis finds

John E Dunn | Jan. 20, 2014
Every single one of a sample of large multinational firms investigated by Cisco for its latest Security Report showed signs of malicious traffic on their networks, the networking company has revealed.

Ironically, the one vulnerability that Cisco didn't mention in its 2014 Security Report was the one that might cause it the most damage; incursion by the NSA. The latest Snowden revelation is that the US spy organisation might have found back door vulnerabilities in the equipment of major vendors, including Cisco.

Although this hasn't been confirmed, it was serious enough that its senior security officer John Stewart felt obliged to write a blog within hours expressing his concern at the story. None of this plays well with Cisco's customers. Make his a double.

 

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