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Possible Exploit Vector for DarkLeech Compromises

April 24, 2013 at 5:34 am PST

Often it is quite surprising how long old, well-known vulnerabilities continue to be exploited. Recently, a friend sent me an example of a malicious script used in an attempted attack against their server:

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The script attempted to exploit the Horde/IMP Plesk Webmail Exploit in vulnerable versions of the Plesk control panel. By injecting malicious PHP code in the username field, successful attackers are able to bypass authentication and upload files to the targeted server. These types of attacks could be one avenue used in the DarkLeech compromises. Although not as common as the Plesk remote access vulnerability (CVE-2012-1557) described in the report, it does appear that this vulnerability is being actively exploited.  Read More »

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Introducing MDS 9710 Multilayer Director and MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch – Raising the Bar for Storage Networks

The data center landscape has changed dramatically in several dimensions. Server virtualization is almost a defacto standard with a big increase in VM density. And there is a move towards world of many clouds.  Then there is the massive data growth. Some studies show that data is doubling in every 2 years while there is an increased adoption of solid-state drives (SSD).   All of these megatrends demand new solutions in the SAN market.  To meet these needs, Cisco’s introducing the next generation Storage Network innovations with the new MDS 9710 Multilayer Director and new MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch.  These new multi-protocol, services-rich MDS innovations redefine storage networking with superior performance, reliability and flexibility!

We are, once again, demonstrating Cisco’s extraordinary capability to bring to market innovations that meet our customer needs today and tomorrow.  

For example, with the new MDS solutions, we are announcing 16 Gigabit Fibre Channel (FC) and 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support. But guess what? This is just couple of the many innovations we are introducing.  In other words, we bring 16 Gigabit FC and beyond to our customers:

A NEW BENCHMARK FOR PERFORMANCE

We design our solutions with future requirements in mind. We want to create long term value for our customers and investment protection moving forward.

The switching fabric in the MDS 9710 is one example of this design philosophy. The MDS 9710 chassis can accommodate up to six fabric cards delivering:

  • 1.536 Tbps per slot for Fibre Channel   – 24 Tbps per chassis capacity
  • Only 3 fabric cards are required to support full 16G line rate capacity
  • Supports up to 384 Line Rate 16G FC or 10G FCoE ports
  • So there is room for growth for higher throughput in the future …without forklift upgrades

This is more than three times the bandwidth of any Director in the market today – providing our customers with a superior investment protection for any future needs!

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Simplify the Wireless Network Infrastructure on May 1st

Activate the IT Transformation with Cisco Unified Access” Webinar Series

Part III Simplifying the Wireless Network Infrastructure, 10 AM PST May 1    |     Registration Open Now

With all of the conversation revolving around unifying the access network, you may be asking yourself, ”I know I want to get to a unified infrastructure, but what steps can I take in my wireless network to begin that transition?” There are several things to consider for a success transition, including organization size, application profile, resource availability, etc.

In the next session of our Activate the IT transformation with Cisco Unified Access series, on May 1st, 2013, we will have subject matter experts show how you can begin the transformation from an overlay wireless network to a more unified approach. Read More »

How to Think Like a Futurist #IoE

Preparing for tomorrow’s panel at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored event in New York has been an interesting process. That’s because I’ve been asked to describe how I predict the future rather than what the future will look like. This topic caused me to focus my attention inward, rather than looking outward as I usually do.

Accurately predicting the future can be challenging. As Niels Bohr, a Danish physicist who received the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, once said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”

While predicting the future isn’t an exact science, it can be accomplished with surprising accuracy. Here’s how I do it. Read More »

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Have you joined the Cisco Community for Connected Health?

Cisco Community for Connected Health

Cisco Community for Connected Health

Given your interest in innovative and transformative healthcare solutions, we encourage you to register for the Cisco Community for Connected Health.  You’ll receive our quarterly newsletter which highlights real-life customer success stories and promotional offers as well as invitations to healthcare webcasts and events. 

You’ll also be the first to know about our annual Community for Connected Health Summit, a half-day event held on the first day of the annual HIMSS conference.  If you missed this year’s Community for Connected Health Summit, you can still watch the replays as experts from Cisco, Long Island Jewish Health System, Lake Nona, and Intel discuss how innovation is transforming the patient experience.

Join the community now to see how Cisco healthcare solutions can help you simplify workflows, facilitate BYOD, promote care-at-a-distance, and improve patient experiences.

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