Activists have long grumbled about the privacy implications of the legal backdoors that networking companies like Cisco build into their equipment — functions that let law enforcement quietly track the Internet activities of criminal suspects. Now an IBM researcher has revealed a more serious problem with those backdoors: They don't have particularly strong locks, and consumers are at risk.

http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/03/hackers-networking-equipment-technology-security-cisco.html 

-Urs