Cisco, for all intents and purposes (as opposed to intensive porpoises, but that’s another story) the company whose equipment holds the Internet together, are breaking the rules over publicizing vulnerabilities in their equipment and trying to suppress publicity over seemingly critical vulnerabilities in their equipment.
I won’t rehash it here, but here are some links:
- Bruce Schneier comments, and lays the smackdown on Cisco
- Slashdot weighs in here and here
- boingboing comments also here, here and here
Because Michael Lynn did the right thing, following accepted processes, he’s now being hassled. Bad Cisco! Bad!
In the interests of keeping Michael’s presentation in the wild, here’s a local mirror.