Cisco firewalls, routers and switches compromised – just don’t call it a backdoor…

Cisco has confirmed a vulnerability within the secure boot process of myriad hardware products including enterprise firewalls, routers and switches

The result of a whole series of design flaws, the Thrangrycat vulnerability impacts the Trust Anchor module (TAm) which effectively acts as the root of trust for all security mechanisms within those devices. Of most concern is the fact that at the time of writing there are “no workarounds available” according to the Cisco security advisory

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