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Submission + - Barracuda Gear Rooted - By Barracuda (theregister.co.uk)

bobdehnhardt writes: The Reg reports: Multiple Barracuda Networks products feature an undocumented backdoor, leaving widely deployed network and data center gear vulnerable to hijacking. Privileged user accounts were found in various Barracuda appliances, including its flagship Spam and Virus Firewall, Web Application Firewall, Web Filter, SSL VPN, and other gear. The accounts, which Barracuda claims are necessary for remote customer support, cannot be disabled, are hard-wired into the equipment's operating system, and can be assessed remotely via SSH or the local terminal.

Submission + - SPAM: Announcements From Iowa Department Of Transportation

An anonymous reader writes: The Iowa Department of Transportation is experiencing a temporary communications outage, which is affecting customer services throughout the state. Communication lines that support issuance of driver’s licenses, vehicle registration and motor carrier permitting are down. Customers are asked to delay their trips into the Iowa DOT’s and county treasurer offices until service resumes. Other services such as the Iowa DOT’s access to email and the Internet are also affected. However, the public does have access more
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