Hunting for backdoors in counterfeit Cisco devices

F-Secure's investigation highlights challenges facing organizations that discover counterfeit components in their IT infrastructure

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(PresseBox) - Hardware security specialists with cyber security provider F-Secure have published a report detailing their investigation into a pair of counterfeit network switches. The investigation, which concluded that the counterfeits were designed to bypass processes that authenticate system components, illustrates the security challenges posed by counterfeit hardware.ed into using,? explained Barisani. ?Without tearing down the hardware and examining it from the ground up, organizations can?t know if a modified device had a larger security impact. And depending on the case, the impact can be major enough to completely undermine security measures intended to prot

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implications of counterfeits, but also how we can support and reassure organizations that discover suspicious devices in their infrastructure," added Barisani.F-Secure Labs.here.

Nobody has better visibility into real-life cyber attacks than F-Secure. We?re closing the gap between detection and response, utilizing the unmatched threat intelligence of hundreds of our industry?s best technical consultants, millions of devices running our award-winning software, and ceaseless innovations in artificial intelligence. Top banks, airlines, and enterprises trust our commitment to beating the world?s most potent threats. Together with our network of the top channel partners and over 200 service providers, we?re on a mission to make sure everyone has the enterprise-grade cyber security we all need.



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Nobody has better visibility into real-life cyber attacks than F-Secure. We?re closing the gap between detection and response, utilizing the unmatched threat intelligence of hundreds of our industry?s best technical consultants, millions of devices running our award-winning software, and ceaseless innovations in artificial intelligence. Top banks, airlines, and enterprises trust our commitment to beating the world?s most potent threats. Together with our network of the top channel partners and over 200 service providers, we?re on a mission to make sure everyone has the enterprise-grade cyber security we all need.Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.f-secure.com | twitter.com/fsecure | linkedin.com/f-secure?

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Date: 07/15/2020 - 11:04
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