HP has warned of a security vulnerability associated with its ProCurve 5400 zl switches that contain compact flash cards that the company says may be infected with malware. The company warned that using one of the infected compact flash cards in question on computer could result in the system being compromised.
In March 2012, a consortium of experts published a preview of standards meant to improve the security of the global supply chain for commercial software and hardware products. The standards are the work of The Open Group, and are supported by companies ranging from Boeing to Oracle to IBM. The document has been dubbed the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS) Snapshot. The standards are being aimed at providers, suppliers and integrators with the goal of enhancing the security of the supply chain and allowing customers to differentiate between providers who adopt the standard’s practices and those who don’t.