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Stolen NASA laptop contained the command codes to CONTROL the International Space Station
Daiuly ^ | 3/1/12 | Hannah Roberts

Posted on 03/01/2012 8:59:02 AM PST by Nachum

A laptop stolen from NASA contains the control codes used to command the International Space Station.

The unencrypted laptop stolen last year is among dozens of mobile devices containing sensitive information that have been reported missing from the space agency, an internal investigation has found.

Giving testimony on the space agency's security issues, NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin told Congress that 48 agency devices were lost or stolen over a two year period.

The mobile devices, which contained personable data, intellectual property, and highly sensitive export-controlled data, were stolen between April 2009 and April 2011, CBS News reported.

Over two years alone NASA was the victim of 5,408 computer security breaches that included unauthorized access to systems or the installation of unauthorized software. The incidents during 2010 and 2011 cost the space agency around $7 million.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: control; nasa; space
Full title: Stolen NASA laptop contained the command codes to CONTROL the International Space Station
1 posted on 03/01/2012 8:59:10 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Mobile devices such as laptops and USB memory sticks account for about half of all breaches. If it moves, encrypt the darn thing.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 9:02:41 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum
Since the Russians are involved, give them all the information about the loss of the laptop and then carefully look away while they apply their traditional 'direct methods' of resolving the issue. ;)

/johnny

3 posted on 03/01/2012 9:02:53 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

PGP Whole Disk Encryption is not as expensive as a space station.


4 posted on 03/01/2012 9:04:33 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Nachum

hussein should ask the russians for it back, same as he did Iran for the drone.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 9:07:52 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: Nachum

sooooo, change the codes.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 9:08:35 AM PST by FightforFreedomCA (Santorum? Sheesh...)
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To: biggredd1

put HOLDER on the case./s


7 posted on 03/01/2012 9:11:21 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Nachum
... command codes to CONTROL the International Space Station
If you see a "UFO" dancing around the sky, you'll know what it is.

8 posted on 03/01/2012 9:11:37 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Nachum

“Giving testimony on the space agency’s security issues, NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin told Congress that 48 agency devices were lost or stolen over a two year period. “

Isn’t it odd that it has happened during the reign of hussein? I imagine, if he were questioned, it would be Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 03/01/2012 9:12:27 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nachum

Maybe NASA should be replaced by the USAF on all things space related.


10 posted on 03/01/2012 9:17:59 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

must be why they upgraded all the laptops and brought up new processors to the controlling computer on the ISS also updated the software...


11 posted on 03/01/2012 9:29:10 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Nachum

And we should trust NASA with trillions of dollars to embark on a Manned Mars shot or a Moon Base? I think not - no way in hell.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 9:30:07 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Nachum

If NASA is run anything like this administration, put all the sensitive information/codes on the laptop and GIVE it to the Russians ... they’ll NEVER figure it out!!

(Even if they figure it out, they won’t believe it!)


13 posted on 03/01/2012 9:32:07 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Nachum

Given that NASA is now solely dedicated to preparing
Obama’s 57 States for orbital jihad,
honest appraisal would include (but never will)
that perhaps some of these were given, transferred,
or “lost” with a purpose.


14 posted on 03/01/2012 9:34:55 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Given that NASA is now solely dedicated to preparing
Obama’s 57 States for orbital jihad,
honest appraisal would include (but never will)
that perhaps some of these were given, transferred,
or “lost” with a purpose.


15 posted on 03/01/2012 9:35:27 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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Perhaps Leonard Wallowitz (sp) was trying to impress a girl again...


16 posted on 03/01/2012 9:53:49 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Nachum
"....which contained personable data...."

Yup, I have always considered those cute, cuddly codes to be very personable.

17 posted on 03/01/2012 9:57:12 AM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Nachum

Probably given to our Islamic friends as a peace offering.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 10:08:11 AM PST by MistrX
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To: Nachum
Stolen NASA laptop contained the command codes to CONTROL the International Space Station

Great. Now anybody who sneaks onboard the ISS will be able to control it.

19 posted on 03/01/2012 10:25:31 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Nachum

Well, tnbis is what happens when you make NASA a Muslim outreach.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 10:27:33 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Nachum
Here is where it was seen last ...


21 posted on 03/01/2012 10:35:46 AM PST by frithguild (Withdraw from the 1967 Treaty on Outer Space. It bans private property and profits.)
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To: Maverick68

Wolowitz - see post 21


22 posted on 03/01/2012 10:38:31 AM PST by frithguild (Withdraw from the 1967 Treaty on Outer Space. It bans private property and profits.)
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To: Nachum
between April 2009 and April 2011

Do these dates correspond to the layoffs? Just wondering if its a simple case of employees exacting a measure of "severance pay".

23 posted on 03/01/2012 11:02:21 AM PST by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: Nachum

This situation with the stolen laptop strangely resembles the information stolen during the Clinton Administration with the missile information by China.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 7:05:06 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (Conservatives over liberals every time. No discussion, no argument, no liberals)
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