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Juniper admins: Grab your bug-zappers and load 22 rounds

Juniper Networks has released 22 patches and security notices. To be fair on the Gin Palace, not all of them are self-inflicted: some are catch-ups on patches from open source libraries. These include patches for ISC BIND, the GD graphics library libgd, the NTP (network time protocol) daemon, RPD (the routing protocol daemon …

Farewell, slumping 40Gbps Ethernet, we hardly knew ye

Analyst firm IDC reckons the world's Ethernet switch market laid on 3.3 per cent growth year-on-year for the first quarter of 2017, up to US$5.66 billion. At the same time, however, the service provider router market bore out what you'd expect if you've been watching Cisco's indifferent performances of late – it slipped by 3.7 …
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Surveillance software boss thrown in the clink for cooking the books

The head of a defunct surveillance and communications software company has been given the longest-ever prison sentence for back-dating stock options. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander will spend the next 30 months behind bars, ordered by Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the US District Court in Brooklyn, New York. Alexander had been the CEO …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Feb 2017
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Happy Monday, Juniper admins: Get patching

Juniper Networks pushed out patches for its Junos operating system over the weekend. The first, rated high severity, is CVE-2017-2302. It's a denial-of-service (DoS) bug in its routing protocol daemon. “On Junos OS devices where the BGP add-path feature is enabled with 'send' option or with both 'send' and 'receive' options, …
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Juniper warns: Borked upgrade opens root on firewalls

Juniper is warning users of its SRX firewalls that a borked upgrade leaves a root-level account open to the world. Any users who issued the "request system software" command with the "partition" option are affected by the bug. In its first advisory for 2017, the Gin Palace explains the failed upgrade “can leave the system in …
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Juniper's bug hunters fire out eight patches

Juniper has fired off fixes for eight security vulnerabilities. The company has been running Junos OS through the security mill since late last year, when its now-notorious backdoor hit the headlines. Junos OS systems running either generic routing encapsulation (GRE) or IP-in-IP (IPIP) tunnels are vulnerable to a kernel …

Juniper: Yes, IPv6 ping-of-death hits Junos OS, too

That IPv6 neighbour packet discovery bug Cisco warned about last week? Juniper has just followed Switchzilla by warning it has the same problem. When Cisco announced the vuln, it said other IPv6 implementations would also be at risk. The Gin Palace agrees: CVE-2016-1409 is an issue for anybody running Junos OS. The advisory …

Ruckus: A strong buy for Brocade, but leaves Juniper isolated again

Comment Pity poor Juniper. The networking company’s alliance with Ruckus Wireless last summer raised hopes that it would strike it third time lucky in the Wi-Fi market, filling the gaping wireless gap in its platform. Now Brocade has snatched carrier Wi-Fi leader Ruckus from under its rival’s nose with a $1.2bn acquisition. It's the …
Wireless Watch, 13 Apr 2016
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Telstra hauls in Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper to explain TITSUPs

Australia's dominant carrier Telstra has hauled three of its key vendors into the principal's office for a dressing down, following network outages that had the Australian incumbent giving mobile users “free data days” to stem the outrage. Major outages in the mobile network happened in February and March, and the carrier's …
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Lenovo, Juniper in hyper-converged mashup.... hang on, who's doing storage?

Lenovo and Juniper have set up a strategic alliance to build converged, hyper-converged and hyper-scale data centre infrastructure products for enterprise and web-scale customers. Lenovo contributes x86-based servers and switches. Juniper has a portfolio of routers, switches, network management software, network security …
Chris Mellor, 9 Mar 2016

Juniper slurps packet-optical outfit BTI Systems

Juniper Networks has announced it's going to acquire BTI Systems. Once a packet-optical specialist, BTI Systems spent much of 2015 positioning itself into the software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) markets. That work included giving its 8700 Series the ability to work with OpenDaylight SDN …

NASA, Dept of Defense, Commerce etc probed over use of backdoored Juniper kit

A bunch of US government departments and agencies – from the military to NASA – are being grilled over their use of backdoored Juniper firewalls. The House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Government Reform fired off letters to top officials over the weekend, demanding to know if any of the dodgy NetScreen …
Chris Williams, 26 Jan 2016
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Juniper nets US Air Force network upgrade

Juniper Networks has snagged a share of US$24m being spent to upgrade the US Air Force's networks. The Base Information Transport Infrastructure (BITI) project covers both wired and wireless networks that connect the USAF's 175 bases and 800,000 users around the world. Under prime contractors Affigent and ThunderCat …
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Juniper's VPN security hole is proof that govt backdoors are bonkers

Juniper's security nightmare gets worse and worse as experts comb the ScreenOS firmware in its old NetScreen firewalls. Just before the weekend, the networking biz admitted there had been "unauthorized" changes to its software, allowing hackers to commandeer equipment and decrypt VPN traffic. In response, Rapid7 reverse …
Iain Thomson, 23 Dec 2015

Cisco probes self for Juniper-style backdoors, silently mouths: 'We're doing this for yooou'

In the wake of the Juniper firewall backdoor scandal, Cisco is reviewing its source code to make sure there are no similar nasty surprises lurking within. "Our development practices specifically prohibit any intentional behaviors or product features designed to allow unauthorized device or network access, exposure of sensitive …
Iain Thomson, 22 Dec 2015
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'Unauthorized code' that decrypts VPNs found in Juniper's ScreenOS

Juniper Networks has admitted that “unauthorized code” has been found in ScreenOS, the operating system for its NetScreen firewalls. The code “could allow a knowledgeable attacker to gain administrative access to NetScreen devices and to decrypt VPN connections.” And on The Register's reading of the situation, the …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Dec 2015
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Juniper hardware and software to sleep in separate beds

Juniper has decided to embrace the spirit of the white box, by loosening the bonds between Juniper hardware and its Junos software. It's a change that works both ways, as the company's corporate VP for development and innovations Denise Shiffman told The Register: both Junos and Juniper hardware will be available as discrete …

By 2019, vendors will have sucked out your ID along with your cash 5 billion times

Research house Juniper has stared into its crystal ball and discovered that the number of biometrically authenticated payment transactions will reach nearly five billion by 2019, up from a mere 130 million currently. Apple Pay and Samsung are the only providers that currently use fingerprint scanners for authentication, with …
Kat Hall, 27 Oct 2015

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