Cisco Removes Backdoor Account from IOS XE Software

Haythem Elmir

isco removed today a backdoor account from its IOS XE operating system that would have allowed a remote attacker to log into Cisco routers and switches with a high-privileged account. The company says the « undocumented user account » only impacts devices running Cisco XE Software 16.x —an operating system deployed mostly […]

Preventing the Next Ransomware Attack

Haythem Elmir

2018 is quickly moving by us, and while we have yet to see an attack on the scale of 2017’s WannaCry or NotPetya, it’s clear that the adversaries are not letting up on their mission to line their pockets at our expense. Ransomware has dominated the headlines for the last two years, while […]

IETF Approves TLS 1.3 as Internet Standard

Haythem Elmir

IETF Approves TLS 1.3 as Internet Standard The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) —the organization that approves proposed Internet standards and protocols— has formally approved TLS 1.3 as the next major version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The decision comes after four years of discussions and 28 protocol drafts, with […]