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To: Hotlanta Mike

So the “most secure” systems allowed this guy to impersonate someone?

really? sounds like piss poor security


5 posted on 08/29/2013 5:51:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Blizzard Entertainment has better security then the NSA.

I’m so glad I’m paying for continued incompetence


17 posted on 08/29/2013 6:01:55 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: driftdiver

So the “most secure” systems allowed this guy to impersonate someone?

really? sounds like piss poor security


Imagine what the Chinese or Indians or Russians or Israelis have done...


19 posted on 08/29/2013 6:06:19 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: driftdiver

The system performed as designed.

Snowden stole the login/passwords of people who had access to the data he was after.


26 posted on 08/29/2013 6:18:16 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: driftdiver
...piss poor security

I'll second that. Having a system where a system administrator can impersonate other users in ridiculous. Haven't they ever heard of two factor authentication? If the story is true, which it may not be, then the NSA security architecture is fundamentally flawed.

Probably the next thing we'll hear is that they keep a single, unencrypted flat file which lists all of their employees, their social security numbers, their passwords, and where they live. And that was sitting on the same network.

I guess the guy who said "Brilliant people get you in trouble" never thought that there might be brilliant people working for other countries like Russia or China in their intelligence agencies.

If the NSA is as inept as they are portraying themselves to be, then our enemies are probably already using the NSA's hardware to collect data themselves.

44 posted on 08/29/2013 8:22:05 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: driftdiver

Anonymous Impersonation is an authentication technique. If there was anything akin to an Admin Level service account in the system, that would be the security hole. I am a mere little web developer, and even I know that.


51 posted on 08/30/2013 5:13:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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