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Cisco patches multiple vulnerabilities in WebEx platforms

Cisco released patches for multiple vulnerabilities in its WebEx Recording Format and Advanced Recoding Format Players to address vulnerabilities.

Cisco: Critical vulnerability in 12 types of Voice OS-based products

Cisco has patched a critical flaw in its Voice-OS which could allow an unauthenticated, remote hacker to gain elevated access to 12 types of its products.

Cisco patches remote code execution flaws in IOS and IOS XE

Cisco released a series of updates to address vulnerabilities affecting its IOS and IOS XE products one of which could have allowed remote code execution in both products.

ICYMI: Equation group, Hutzero, Cyber-security unemployment, CEO responsibility and Lord Blunkett

This week: Leaked NSA hacking tools go to work on Cisco customers, The first class of a new cyber-security school graduates, European CEOs no longer pass the buck on security, and Lord Blunkett opens a Cyber-Highway

NSA hacking tools used against Cisco customers

The Shadow Brokers' dump of NSA-linked hacking tools are now being used against Cisco customers

Extrabacon flaw isn't being patched quick enough by organisations

Cisco issues patch for Extrabacon vulnerability but thousands of routers at risk from exploit allegedly created by the NSA's Equation Group.

Cisco reportedly shedding 20% of its workforce

The world's biggest networking equipment company, Cisco Systems, will layoff about 14,000 employees.

'Wizz' kids: Talos researchers pinpoint French firm as source of spyware-adware threat

A supposedly legitimate French software firm, Tuto4PC, has actually infected an estimated 12 million PC users with a generic Trojan disguised as downloadable utilities programmes, according to an analysis from Cisco's Talos research division.

ICYMI: Facebook flaw; Verizon report; 5 Cisco alerts; TalkTalk arrest; Crime up

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Facebook backdoor; Verizon findings; Cisco vulnerabilities; 6th TalkTalk arrest; cyber-crime rampant

Cisco flags five product vulnerabilities that could trigger denial of service

Cisco issued five security alerts last week, issuing software updates to patch a series of vulnerabilities, any of which could potentially trigger a denial of service condition.

Cisco patches critical vulnerability in Nexus devices

Cisco Wednesday warned users of a critical vulnerability in Nexus 3000 and 3500 series switches.

FIC 2016: Is security the main challenge of the Internet of Everything?

Christophe Jolly of Cisco France took the stage at FIC 2016 to outline the fundamental security problems in the looming "internet of everything".

Cisco says chat client vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attack

Californian tech giant Cisco has released an advisory statement explaining that its chat client Jabber is currently vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack.

IOS XE vulnerability lets attackers force devices to reload

The most recent operating system from Cisco, IOS XE Release 16.1.1, shipped with a vulnerability that can allow hackers to take control of network devices and cause an affected device to reload.

Cisco hinders access to Angler exploit kit

Cisco has struck a blow to a hacker group that interrupted a significant international revenue stream that was produced by the Angler exploit kit.

Cisco develops new and improved security disclosure process

Cisco has embraced an "enhanced and simplified" view of vulnerabilities in its products.

Don't spend more, spend better: Interview with FireEye's Richard Turner:

FireEye's EMEA president, Richard Turner discusses its new Advanced Threat Report

Are SYNful Knock-style router attacks set to become the new normal?

In the wake of the SYNful Knock attack on its routers, Cisco should re-engineer its devices to prevent future attacks, says Raimund Genes.

Update: Cisco issues free scanner for SYNful Knock

After the revelation that 200 Cisco routers have been compromised with the SYNful Knock implant, Cisco has released a free scanner for customers.

New malware discovered internationally on 14 Cisco routers

SYNful Knock, a new kind of malware has been found on Cisco routers around the globe. Cyber-security experts say this represents a threat previously thought only theoretical.

Vulnerability addressed in Cisco IMC Supervisor and Cisco UCS Director

Cisco released software updates to address a vulnerability that can lead to system instability or a denial-of-service condition.

Cisco warns IOS device customers on attack 'evolution'

Attackers have been observed substituting Cisco's IOS bootstrap with a malicious ROMMON image after first accessing the company's IOS devices.

Updated: Cisco Systems moves to buy OpenDNS for £405m

The news that Cisco Systems intends to buy OpenDNS for $635 million (£405 million) raises questions about the company's strategy regarding cloud and IoT security.