Blue Coat: SSL Visibility Appliance web based vulnerabilities

Blue Coat has released a security advisory for SSL Visibility Appliance. The SSL Visibility Appliance is susceptible to multiple web-based vulnerabilities in the administration console. A remote attacker can use these vulnerabilities to obtain administrative access to the SSL Visibility Appliance. All versions of SSL Visibility prior to 3.8.4 are […]

VENOM – Does it live up to the hype?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock this week you have heard about VENOM.  The first article that I saw was from ZDNet with the headline of “Bigger than Heartbleed, ‘Venom’ security vulnerability threatens most datacenters”.  Pretty provocative stuff.  Is VENOM really worth that much hype? VENOM stands for Virtualized […]

New cloud-based network labs from Juniper and Cisco a good start

Juniper’s Junosphere and Cisco Learning Labs offer broader access to network gear firmware, but engineers want something they can run locally, much like illicit router emulator software. Both Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks are launching cloud-based network labs—Cisco Learning Labs andJunosphere—to give network engineers and students better access to the […]

French Version of ‘Patriot Act’ Becomes Law

Thanks to the Charlie Hebdo massacre and other instances of terrorism, the French legislature has voted 438 to 86 in favor of the “Intelligence Service Bill,” essentially a French version of the Patriot Act. It awards the French intelligence services sweeping powers to tap and intercept any kind of digital […]