The Lazy Genius

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Cisco tries to silence researcher

Posted by Xavier Ashe on July 29, 2005

Cisco has taken legal action to keep a researcher from further discussing a hack into its router software.

The networking giant and Internet Security Systems jointly filed a
request Wednesday for a temporary restraining order against Michael
Lynn and the organizers of the Black Hat security conference. The
motion came after Lynn showed in a presentation how attackers could
take over Cisco routers — a problem that he said could bring the
Internet to its knees.

The filing in US District Court for the Northern District of California
asks the court to prevent Lynn and Black Hat from “further disclosing
proprietary information belonging to Cisco and ISS,” said John Noh, a
Cisco spokesman.

Get the scoop on ZDNet UK.

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