Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cisco, Juniper gear vulnerable to hacking: U.S. govt

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has identified flaws in equipment from four companies, including Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O), that hackers can exploit to break into corporate computer networks.

The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, US-CERT, said on its website on Wednesday that the warning applies to certain networking products from Cisco, Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR.K), SonicWall Inc (SNWL.O) and SafeNet Inc.

The flaw applies to equipment with technology known as SSL VPN that companies use to set up secure communications systems for safely accessing internal computer systems over the Internet.

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