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The Free Software Foundation Thursday slapped Cisco with a lawsuit claiming copyright infringement related to Cisco's Linksys wireless routers.
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Cisco Wednesday released its first new security alert of the year: a warning that its Cisco Unified Communications Manager - formerly CallManager - contains a heap overflow vulnerability in the Certificate Trust List that could allow a hacker to cause a denial-of-service attack or execute arbitrary code.
Even the best of us has bad days, but when Cisco has them for whatever reason, they get reported widely. Here are our picks of the top-7 bad luck happenings in Ciscoland in the past year, ranging from the departure from Cisco of a high-flying exec to a wireless LAN data flooding to some major problems with Cisco VoIP equipment.
Cisco made 11 acquisitions this year culminating in 126 purchases since Cisco's birth. It made three more acquisitions than it did last year, when it spent a measly US$256 million buying ho-hum technologies. This year was different, not only in the sheer dollar size of some acquisitions, but also because of the breadth of technologies it acquired. From social networks to broadband wireless, we take a look at what Cisco Subnet has named Cisco's top-six acquisitions of 2007. We also look at what Cisco should have bought and what Cisco may be looking to buy in 2008.
Cisco is warning that a flaw in its Firewall Services Module could result in a reload of the module, or if exploited repeatedly, could result in a sustained denial-of-service attack.
Cisco confirmed it is possible to eavesdrop on remote conversations using Cisco VoIP phones. In its security response, Cisco says: "an attacker with valid Extension Mobility authentication credentials could cause a Cisco Unified IP Phone configured to use the Extension Mobility feature to transmit or receive a Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) audio stream."
Cisco late Monday confirmed that it is still experiencing problems with its Cisco.com Web site, portions of which have been inaccessible to customers and visitors for most of the day.
The new certification is aimed at IT governance professionals with at least five years of experience and who are charged with the management, support and counsel of corporate IT governance initiatives.
Juniper, the challenger to Cisco in the service provider core routing and enterprise networking markets is making its boldest move yet to target the Cisco enterprise installed base. It is offering free training to Cisco certified professionals worldwide to become Juniper-certified.
IPv6 is not a "maybe" that could be 10 or 20 years out in the future; it is a hard reality that you are going to encounter, possibly before the end of this decade, says Jeff Doyle, noted IP routing expert and author of Routing IP, published by Cisco Press. In his blog for Cisco Subnet, Doyle details his top 7 considerations for rolling out IPv6. You can access more information about each of the 7 rules by clicking on the text links below.
IBM opened the doors to its R&D lab in Silicon Valley last week to show off some of the research that is happening around its research facilities in the United States. These include 'IBM's Next Five in Five,' a list of innovations that Big Blue believes could affect the way people work, live and play over the next five years.
If you were thinking of extending your vendor certifications to include Nortel and you're already a Cisco Certified Voice Professional, then you are halfway toward achieving Nortel's VoIP product certification designations.
Novell is this week is expected to launch on its training Web site an online Linux skills assessment tool that will give you immediate feedback on your level of Linux knowledge and recommend some training and courseware to get you on your way to servicing Novell's Linux platform.