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New internet exploits and bad guys are cropping up all the time.
Now we have the <Evil Audio on> The Telnet Apocalypse: </Evil Audio off>
. Imagine the consequences of 420 million devices which are accepting trivial logins on their Telnet ports. Yes! Researchers found Telnet ports open, on that many IP's.
Found over a million unique unprotected devices, using botnets, on Port 23 (Telnet).
US-CERT warns of HP LaserJet printer backdoor.
The US Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has issued an intriguing Vulnerability Note to do with a data and password leakage flaw in a number of HP printers.
The CERT article from above.
HP support/drivers page.
Then there is the SSL problem
(with an easy web-test).
SSL/TLS server security as revealed by SSLLabs.com
: on their
SSL Server Test site, where even the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) get poor marks. (F's when I checked.)
So, with gaping holes like Telnet and SSL, it looks as though we are in for a lot of bad news this year and beyond. Can you say: "DOS attacks"?
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More info at :
and at krebsonsecurity.com
. Consider disabling Shockwave as well.
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. We haven't moved yet,
and might not. Who knows.