Cisco tries to squash Smart Install security abuse

Cisco is playing down a security issue with its Smart Install switch management software that could allow unauthenticated access to customer configuration details. Cisco defines Smart Install as a legacy feature that provides zero-touch deployment for new switches, typically access layer switches. +More on Network World: Cisco Jasper grows Internet of Things reach, breadth+ Cisco

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Trend Micro report: Ransomware booming

The profitability of ransomware made it the top cyber threat last year in two categories: the number of attacks and the amount of money generated for crooks, according to a Trend Micro lookback on data collected from customers. Not only is the ransomware business booming, it’s innovating, with Trend Micro researchers identifying 752 new families

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