Story on the Cisco code theft

May 19th, 2004

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Category: General Security

Story on the Cisco code theft

New evidence points to Cisco network hack
An article providing some more info on the Cisco code theft, over at Network World. One point mentioned in it that I would disagree with though is the comment that
“Unlike open source software products, the security of Cisco’s systems, like those of other proprietary software vendors, depends on the source code being kept out of public view, he said”
This is a bit on the sweeping side really… Although it is a salutory lesson that companies shouldn’t rely on the secrecy of their code to provide security.

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