Monday, April 18, 2011

A New Threat for Firewalls

Firewalls are one of the mainstays of corporate security. They form in many cases the crucial point for establishing adequate security. However, a new threat has emerged.

"NSS Labs of Carlsbad, Calif., recently tested half a dozen network firewalls to evaluate security weaknesses, and all but one of them was found not to be vulnerable to a type of attack called the "TCP Split Handshake Attack" that lets a hacker remotely fool the firewall into thinking an IP connection is a trusted one behind the firewall." To read more, click this link.

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