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 critical.

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Barracuda Networks filed the safety advisory below “Authorized”

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

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We’re dedicated to securing your knowledge

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

However for those who have been feeling a way of panic, I most likely couldn’t blame you, as a result of safety agency Barracuda Networks is warning individuals of a safety vulnerability in its E mail Safety Gateway (ESG) equipment.

However greater than that, Barracuda is taking the weird step for a community safety vendor of telling its prospects 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 advice right now is full alternative of the impacted ESG.

That’s proper. Barracuda will not be telling you to use a patch to the equipment that scans your incoming and outgoing electronic 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 E 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 more likely to be 10,000+ Barracuda ESG home equipment in use around the globe. And it seems malicious exploitation of weak Barracuda ESG home equipment has been going down since at the very least October 2022.

No surprise Barracuda is getting some authorized recommendation on the way to talk this to its prospects.

“Don’t panic?”

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