U.S. Congressman Will Hurd, a Texas Republican and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, wrote in today’s Wall Street Journal that the Juniper Networks breach demands more serious attention than it’s getting since encrypted communications of government agencies from the past three years could be exposed. Hurd, who is also chairman of the IT Subcommittee on Oversight and Government Reform, said the government has yet to determine which agencies are still using the software or if any have used the patch to fix the backdoor.
Juniper Networks announced on Dec. 17 that an unauthorized backdoor in its ScreenOS software [...]
Juniper Networks, a Sunnyvale, Calif-based network hardware manufacturer that last week reported finding an unauthorized code in its firmware making it possible for hackers to access its devices, could have been vulnerable for several years, based on a top-secret document released by Intercept, a website dedicated to transparency in government and corporate institutions. The document, shared by Edward Snowden, indicates the National Security Agency (NSA) was aware of its Juniper’s vulnerabilities since 2011.
Juniper’s admission last week that an unauthorized party added code to its firmware used in its NetScreen devices is a “huge admission” as it could allow attackers to gain [...]