ESX soon being hacked? Is your ESX(i) Locked up and hidden from any hackers??
This week VMware was in the negative limelight because of hacker Hardcore Charlie (clearly a hacker who watched to much Snoopy in his live). He claims to have stolen VMware ESX source code, not directly from VMware (that would have been really bad) but from the China Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC).
So far he only released publicly some 300MB of the source code, but he is saying he will release all on may 5th.
If source code of ESX and vSphere is out in the open, this of course can become a serious problem as it would make it much easier for hackers to figure out where the weak spots are. (the image supposedly is proof from mr Hardcore charlie that he has the code).
I wrote a while back an article about how many people have their ESX and vCenter boxes directly attached to the internet… you might want to reconsider implementing a firewall in between
This entry was posted by Richard Garsthagen on April 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm, and is filed under Security. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.