Instantly rip out and change our safety {hardware} • Graham Cluley



Barracuda: Immediately rip out and replace our security hardware

The URL ought to have given away that issues have been severe.

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Barracuda Networks filed the safety advisory underneath “Authorized”

After which there was the very eager try to underline the agency’s dedication to securing your information… they positively didn’t need you to overlook that.

Barracuda friendly

We’re dedicated to securing your information

The large pleasant letters jogged my memory – moderately aptly – of the well-known phrases “Don’t panic!” on the entrance of the “HitchHiker’s Information to the Galaxy”…

However in the event you have been feeling a way of panic, I in all probability couldn’t blame you, as a result of safety agency Barracuda Networks is warning individuals of a safety vulnerability in its Electronic mail Safety Gateway (ESG) equipment.

However greater than that, Barracuda is taking the weird step for a community safety vendor of telling its clients to bodily take away and decommission its {hardware}.

ACTION NOTICE: Impacted ESG home equipment should be instantly changed no matter patch model degree. In case you have not changed your equipment after receiving discover in your UI, contact assist now ([email protected]).

Barracuda’s remediation suggestion at the moment is full alternative of the impacted ESG.

That’s proper. Barracuda just isn’t telling you to use a patch to the equipment that scans your incoming and outgoing e mail for malware. They need you to tear it out and change it as a substitute.

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Clearly hackers have managed to use safety vulnerabilities on the Barracuda Electronic mail Safety Gateway equipment to such an extent that any patch merely isn’t as much as the job of kicking them out.

There are prone to be 10,000+ Barracuda ESG home equipment in use all over the world. And it seems malicious exploitation of weak Barracuda ESG home equipment has been happening since at the very least October 2022.

No marvel Barracuda is getting some authorized recommendation on tips on how to talk this to its clients.

“Don’t panic?”

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity business, having labored for various safety firms for the reason that early Nineties when he wrote the primary ever model of Dr Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit for Home windows. Now an impartial analyst, he often makes media appearances and is an worldwide public speaker on the subject of cybersecurity, hackers, and on-line privateness.
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