Networks Under Attack Following Cisco Router Flaw

    Date21 Jul 2003
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A software flaw in routers discovered by networking giant Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has forced Internet carriers and others to apply fixes quickly before attackers cause network outages by exploiting the vulnerability. Exploit code that takes advantage of the flaw was . . . A software flaw in routers discovered by networking giant Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has forced Internet carriers and others to apply fixes quickly before attackers cause network outages by exploiting the vulnerability. Exploit code that takes advantage of the flaw was released early Friday morning, and networks using the Cisco routers and switches were being attacked once or twice per minute, ISS X-Force vice president Chris Rouland told TechNewsWorld.

    Rouland, whose company's AlertCon warning meter was raised to level three -- the second highest alert level and a rare event for the company -- said corporate networks and countries that are known for slow security response, such as Korea, are most likely to experience network outages.

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