Cisco WLAN Flaws May Be Typical Of Many Proprietary Systems, Researcher Says. Black Hat Europe presentation to offer view into Cisco WLAN vulnerabilities -- and a warning to users of other proprietary products.
Researchers next week at Black Hat Europe will outline vulnerabilities in Cisco wireless LAN technology they say may be indicative of flaws that exist in other proprietary technologies as well.
In a session called "Hacking Cisco Enterprise WLANs
," researchers Enno Rey and Daniel Mende -- both employed by German penetration-testing firm ERNW -- will offer a look at some of the flaws found in existing, proprietary Cisco wireless LAN products
"We did our proof-of-concepts on Cisco WLAN products because we happened to have access to them at our site," Rey says. "But we're not Cisco-bashing here. What we found could be found in a lot of proprietary technologies made by a lot of other vendors, as well."