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There's NordVPN odd about this, right? Infosec types concerned over strange app traffic

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5 Eyes taps cables, they don’t really require equipment manufacturers to put in backdoors to make accessing the data easier - the possible exception being some NSA mandated encryption algorithms with known weaknesses, but as they were using NSA validated libraries and present across the industry, again Cisco only get the attention due to quantity. There have been well written backdoors for Cisco and other firewall manufacturers, but they required custom firmware. Beyond that, there have been bugs, but the vast majority could be mitigated by OS protections (ie ACLs) or defence in depth (ie separating management plane traffic to a specific interface/network and firewalls between untrusted networks and trusted networks).

And given Huaweis past, I’m unsurprised they have moaned about Cisco code quality...

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