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  • Cisco.com User Passwords Compromised??

    *SNIP*

    Cisco portal password security compromised
    By John Leyden
    Published Wednesday 3rd August 2005 15:37 GMT

    SOURCE:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08...security_flap/

    A security breach involving Cisco's customer portal has forced the giant to
    reset passwords as a precaution. As a result, users visiting Cisco
    Connection Online on Wednesday were obliged to reauthenticate themselves.

    In a statement Cisco said: "It has been brought to our attention that there
    is an issue in a Cisco.com search tool that could expose passwords for
    registered users. As a result, to protect our users, we're taking the
    proactive step of resetting Cisco.com passwords. Needless to say we're
    investigating the incident which does not appear to be due to a weakness in
    our security products and technologies or with our network infrastructure."

    Users are been advised to email an automated service to get their passwords
    reset but some Reg readers who notified us about the issue report snags in
    re-establishing a valid log-in. One network reseller, reports the fallout
    from the security breach is causing significant inconvenience.

    .... *END SNIP* ....

    FROM CISCO.COM AT:
    SOURCE: http://www.cisco.com/security/
    *SNIP*
    SAN JOSE, Calif., August 3, 2005:

    Cisco Systems, Inc. was made aware of a vulnerability of a search tool on
    Cisco.com that could expose passwords for registered users.

    Registered users of Cisco.com consist of employees, customers, partners, and
    other third-party users.

    *END SNIP*

    MORE STROY LINKS:
    Cisco portal password security compromised
    Precautionary reset fails to run smoothly
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08...security_flap/

    Cisco security flap leaves millions scrambling for help
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08...sword_backlog/

  • #2
    Originally posted by jasden
    Needless to say we're
    investigating the incident which does not appear to be due to a weakness in
    our security products and technologies or with our network infrastructure.
    Good call Cisco, blame someone else!
    "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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