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  • Jul 2nd, 2012 @ 10:47am

    Exploitable Back Door?

    I realize that Cisco is probably one of the better companies as far as securing a back door like this from hackers, but theoretically, what if someone did manage to figure out how to exploit this to load their own custom firmware onto these devices? Given the possibilities, I can't imagine that there are not a lot of disreputable folks seeking to do just that.

    BTW, thanks Cisco for increasing my workload on an already busy week. I also doubt that the MSP I work for is ever going to buy another Linksys/Cisco router for the four dozen small businesses we manage moving forward. Just a flash in the pan, I'm sure, but how many other IT management companies are going to feel the same way?