Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday December 20, 2015

US Reviews Possible Back Door In Juniper Networks Code

The company suggests that the vulnerability has not been exploited yet but that customers should, naturally, update their systems and apply the patched releases as soon as possible. Thanks to Rylan for the heads up.

Juniper warned customers on Thursday that it had uncovered "unauthorized code" in the software that runs its firewalls, saying it could be exploited to allow an attacker to unscramble encrypted communications. CNN reported Friday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probing the matter. An FBI representative declined comment to Reuters. A former Juniper security executive said the flaw appeared to be a "back door", a reference to rogue code secretly inserted into a product to enable attackers to eavesdrop on users.