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FBI, DHS investigating Juniper hack, secret backdoor dates back 3 years

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    Juniper Networks’ announcement of discovering “unauthorized code” in its software which could allow attackers to take over machines and decrypt VPN traffic has shaken up more than the security world; the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are reportedly involved in investigating the backdoor.

    After Juniper warned that attackers could exploit the “unauthorized code” in order “to gain administrative access to NetScreen devices and to decrypt VPN connections,” and then wipe the logs to remove any trace of a compromise, an unnamed senior official told Reuters that the Department of Homeland Security is involved in Juniper’s investigation.

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