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Voting Machine firewall details and passwords leaked online

A sysadmin at a number one mechanical device vendor denote a firewall configuration file, as well as passwords, into a public Cisco support forum in 2011, gap the corporate up to attainable attack. The config files expose a wealth of knowledge helpful to Associate in Nursing wrongdoer, as well as the name, hostname, and ASA version range. whereas there's no proof that the mechanical device vendor was compromised, this accidental discharge of knowledge is "juicy intelligence," Dan Tentler, founder and corporate executive of satellite cluster, Associate in Nursing attack simulation security company, tells.

"If you have got a crack team of housebreaker varieties and they are all attending to burgled a building, this firewall configuration file is that the equivalent of finding the ground set up of the building they're reaching to burgled," Tentler says.

Compromising the computer code offer chain of a mechanical device vendor would be a years-long endeavor, requiring careful...(continued)

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