NSA able to compromise Cisco, Juniper, Huawei switches

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Tue Dec 31 20:33:52 UTC 2013


> The best response I've seen to all this hype and I completely agree with
> Scott:
> 
> "Do ya think that you wouldn't also notice a drastic increase in outbound
> traffic to begin with?  It's fun to watch all the hype and things like
> that, but to truly sit down and think about what it would actually take
> to make something like this happen, especially on a sustained and
> "unnoticed" basis, is just asinine.

A drastic increase, definitely. Smaller increases (say a couple of Mbps
on a link normally carrying 100 Mbps or more), doubtful.

It all depends on the volume of the information you're looking for.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no



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