Last month, network hardware maker Juniper revealed that it had found unauthorized code in its firmware that could be exploited to gain administrative access to connected devices. The announcement raised alarms because Juniper gear is widely used in network infrastructure across the globe. A document shared by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed that the NSA was aware of vulnerabilities in Juniper products at least since 2011. On Friday, the company said it would stop using a piece of security code found in its ScreenOS firmware that analysts believe was developed by the NSA in order to snoop on users’ Web traffic through…

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