According to a new research by Rapid7, Network Management Systems have become easier to attack than previously anticipated.
Rapid7, the firm behind the Metasploit penetration testing tool is now warning that vulnerabilities in the systems that are used to manage network elements such as printers, routers and servers give the hackers a treasure map like value. From there on, the hackers are able to find enterprise targets easily. For example, a printer attached on this network may be printing payroll slips will easily reveal the information of employees.
The new research done by the company explores how the attacks are being taken out.
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