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Juniper Finds Backdoor that Decrypts VPN Traffic
Juniper Networks today has released an emergency patch that removes what it's calling "unauthorized code" from ScreenOS that could allow attackers to decrypt VPN traffic from NetScreen devices.
Juniper senior vice president and chief information security officer Bob Worrall said today that two vulnerabilities were discovered during a recent internal code review.
These vulnerabilities affect ScreenOS 6.2.0r15 through 6.2.0r18 and 6.3.0r12 through 6.3.0r20. Read more...
You can Hack into a Linux Computer just by pressing 'Backspace' 28 times
A pair of security researchers from the University of Valencia have uncovered a bizarre bug in several distributions of Linux that could allow anyone to bypass any kind of authentication during boot-up just by pressing backspace key 28 times.
This time, the issue is neither in a kernel nor in an operating system itself, but rather the vulnerability actually resides in Grub2, the popular Grand Unified Bootloader, which is used by most Linux systems to boot the operating system when the PC starts. Read more...