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04 August 2008 @ 10:03 am
I'm Not Sure I'd Even Call It A "Security" System  
From Gizmondo:

Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who broke into military computers looking for evidence of UFOs in the "biggest military hack of all time," did so using his home computer and a 56k modem....

Using a limited 56-kbps dialup modem and the hacking name "Solo" he found many U.S. security systems used an insecure Microsoft Windows program with no password protection.

He then bought off-the-shelf software and scanned military networks, saying he found expert testimonies from senior figures reporting that technology obtained from extra-terrestrials did exist....

Maybe the governent should have gotten the aliens to give them lessons in computer security.

More seriously, how many other security breaches have there been from sources less benign than some UFO nut? 

Current Mood: worriedworried
Filk Daddy: Rabbit of Sevilleredaxe on August 4th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Those would be the same aliens that got hacked by Mac users (in Independence Day)? Somehow, that doesn't inspire much confidence in their security technology :-)
terriwellsterriwells on August 5th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Then again, if we really wanted to believe in conspiracy cover-ups, we could wonder why the government would be so stupid as to leave something like that unprotected...unless they WANTED someone to stumble over it as a distraction from the REAL information that's somewhat better hidden. ;-)