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Well Cisco wrote the code so it has to be in some way intentional but it doesn't necessarily mean it was done maliciously though. It could a private developer key used for testing accidentally got pushed out in production code or some poorly thought out management "feature". Regardless it is an epically dumb mistake for a company like Cisco to make on an enterprise product.



> Well Cisco wrote the code so it has to be in some way intentional but it doesn't necessarily mean it was done maliciously though. It could a private developer key used for testing accidentally got pushed out in production code or some poorly thought out management "feature". Regardless it is an epically dumb mistake for a company like Cisco to make on an enterprise product.

That someone might not be the company, it might be a developer.

It's entirely true that the company says it's not a backdoor, the developer says it's a mistake, but he/she was approached from an external organization.

Unless you can provide either way it's impossible to classify it as a backdoor or not.




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