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Come on, Cisco bug-hunters: No terrifying critical vulns? Are you saving for Halloween?

Good news, Cisco admins: there are no bugs rated “critical” in this week's batch of security patches – but there are seven that copped a “high” rating, and four of those are remotely exploitable. Two of the remotely-exploitable bugs are in the company's NX-OS operating system, as used in its Nexus and MDS switches. For those …

Cease and DE-CIX: German internet operator fights spies, IEEE eyes 802.11 future and more

Roundup German internet exchange operator DE-CIX has again attempted to block the country's spy agency from tapping its network – this time by filing a constitutional complaint. The company brought a federal court lawsuit in 2016 that it lost in May this year, and late last week it was seen trying again. Reuters wrote that DE-CIX …
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Ex-Cisco chief John Chambers: Tech biz bods are 'too arrogant'

Today's captains of the tech set are just too arrogant, according to multimillionaire and Cisco-exec-turned-venture-capitalist John Chambers. "I worry about our industry — it's a tug-of-war between overconfidence, bordering on arrogance, among some of the leaders," Chambers told Yahoo! Finance. The moneybags 68-year-old …
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The weekend starts here... right after you've installed these critical Cisco bug patches

Cisco admins, maybe you'd like to clear your Friday, because there's a fresh batch of critical-rated vulnerabilities to assess and patch as needed. The three worst bugs lie in Cisco's Prime Infrastructure and Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center products, and are among 26 bugs disclosed this week. One of the critical- …

Cisco Webex meltdown caused by script that nuked its host VMs

Cisco has confessed that the cause of the mega Webex outage last week – which it is still trying to clean up – was an automated script "which deleted the virtual machines hosting the service". A chunk of Webex was KO'd last week, including Teams, Calling, Meetings, Control Hub, Hybrid Services and more, as we reported at the …

What's in the container, Cisco? A nice, plump SAP Data Hub

Cisco's Container Platform, launched in January, is now certified to run SAP's year-old Data Hub management platform. It's a decent scalp for SAP, which built the Data Hub last year to handle data governance, data refining and sharing. The tie-up wants to integrate data across public clouds (including AWS, Hadoop, Microsoft …

Cisco coughs up baker's dozen of vulns and other security nasties

Cisco's six-monthly security update contains a baker's dozen of vulns and flaws in its IOS and IOS XE suites – including a backdoor that "could allow an unauthenticated, local attacker to bypass Cisco Secure Boot validation checks and load a compromised software image on an affected device". The Cisco IOS ROM Monitor (ROMMON) …
Gareth Corfield, 27 Sep 2018
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Ooof! Cisco Webex has been down for 7 hours – and counting

Updated Cisco Webex is currently suffering a seven-hour outage and counting, with biz bods alternately raging at the failure but secretly being glad they don’t have to suffer the indignities of teleconferencing. The "major outage" began at 0122 GMT, according to Cisco’s status page. At the time of writing every single service …
Gareth Corfield, 25 Sep 2018
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Cisco sneaks hardcoded secret root backdoor into vid surveillance kit

If you run Cisco's video surveillance kit, hop over to Switchzilla's support site and download the latest version of its management software. Late last week, the networking giant admitted that its Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Appliance has an undocumented root account with static hard-coded credentials. Reading between …

Amid Trump-China tariff tiff, Cisco kit prices to resellers soar up to 25%

Exclusive In September, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins warned that America's trade war with China would drive up price tags on technology. Now, The Register has learned those fears have seemingly manifested: Switchzilla has unexpectedly increased its prices. Robbins' warning came in an interview last month in which he said: “The tariffs that …
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Cisco loses focus over TelePresence blurry videoconferencing bug

Have you noticed that your big expensive Cisco TelePresence unit seems like it needs a pair of glasses? You're not alone. Switchzilla is advising companies using two of the older models of its video conferencing system to install software update to address a defect in the camera that leaves users with a blurry picture. cisco …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Sep 2018
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America-China tariff tiff could flip the switch on Cisco price hikes

Cisco chief exec Chuck Robbins has warned that a US-China trade war over tariffs could lead to price rises for Switchzilla’s networking kit. "The tariffs that are suggested are across a lot of our core networking products, so it's fairly significant," Chuck Robbins told American telly station CNBC during an interview. Most of …
Gareth Corfield, 11 Sep 2018
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Cisco shoves more GPUs in AI server for deep learning, still doesn't play Crysis

Cisco has beefed up its C480 AI/machine learning server, adding a faster GPU interconnect and more GPU slots while losing two CPU sockets. Fairy in the woods If you've got $1m+ to blow on AI, meet Pure, Nvidia's AIRI fairy: A hyperconverged beast READ MORE The C480 M5 is a 4U rackmount 4-socket Xeon modular server with up to …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2018

$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

US President Donald Trump is threatening to tack import duties on $267bn of imported Chinese tech gear and other goods – on top of the $200bn already planned. The President told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday that he may expand his proposed tariffs as part of his ongoing trade war with China in which the two nations …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Sep 2018
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M-M-M-MONSTER KILL: Cisco's bug-wranglers swat 29 in single week

Cisco has taken delivery of a bulk order for 29 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) IDs. If you're running the end-of-life RV110 Wireless-N VPN firewall or RV215W Wireless-N VPN router, bad news: some of their security vulnerabilities won't be patched and there's no workaround – so it is probably time to replace them …
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Cisco patches yet another Data Centre Network Manager vuln

Cisco has coughed to its Data Centre Network Manager (DCNM) software having a rather unpleasant vulnerability – but there's a patch for it. The vuln allows a logged-in attacker to gain access to sensitive files on a targeted system. Cisco described the flaw as being down to "improper validation of user requests within the …
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Good news, bad news, weird news – it's the week in networking

Ciena gets to lead this week's networking roundup, courtesy of financial results that saw its share price jump nearly 13 per cent. The investors were responding to the company's Q3 2018 results, headlined by revenue rising 12.4 per cent year-on-year to $819m, even though net income fell nearly $10 million to $50.8 million. …
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You can buy Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins' mansion for a cool $13m

Cisco chief Chuck Robbins is flogging his Californian mansion for a cool $13.8m – or about eight hours of Cisco’s quarterly profits. Robbins bought his Los Gatos pad for $9.6m in 2009, according to an American property website. “Built in 2005 and 'transformed in 2016', the 14,000-square-foot estate features cutting-edge …
Gareth Corfield, 30 Aug 2018

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