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    06/22/2015 7:33:22 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 100 replies
    GLENN GREENWALD's (Snowden's pal) The Intercept ^ | June 22 ,2015 | ANDREW FISHMAN AND MORGAN MARQUIS-BOIRE
    The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The spy agencies have reverse engineered software products, sometimes under questionable legal authority, and monitored web and email traffic in order to discreetly thwart anti-virus software and obtain intelligence from companies about security software and users of such software. One security software maker repeatedly singled out in the documents is Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, which has a holding registered in the U.K., claims more than...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 1, 2014

    05/01/2014 9:47:15 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 19 replies
    Microsoft ^ | 5/1/2014 | Microsoft Security Tech Center
    This is an advance notification for one out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on May 1, 2014. The bulletin addresses the security vulnerability in Internet Explorer described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983.
  • Google Knew About Heartbleed and Didn’t Tell the Government

    04/16/2014 12:55:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 14, 2014 | Brendan Sasso
    Federal systems remained vulnerable to hackers even after researchers identified the bug. Google knew about a critical flaw in Internet security, but it didn't alert anyone in the government. Neel Mehta, a Google engineer, first discovered "Heartbleed"—a bug that undermines the widely used encryption technology OpenSSL—some time in March. A team at the Finnish security firm Codenomicon discovered the flaw around the same time. Google was able to patch most of its services—such as email, search, and YouTube—before the companies publicized the bug on April 7. The researchers also notified a handful of other companies about the bug before going...
  • GPS pioneer warns on network’s security

    02/13/2014 5:25:29 PM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 13, 2014 | Sam Jones and Carola Hoyos
    The Global Positioning System helps power everything from in-car satnavs and smart bombs to bank security and flight control, but its founder has warned that it is more vulnerable to sabotage or disruption than ever before – and politicians and security chiefs are ignoring the risk. Impairment of the system by hostile foreign governments, cyber criminals – or even regular citizens – has become “a matter of national security”, according to Colonel Bradford Parkinson, who is hailed as the architect of modern navigation. “If we don’t watch out and we aren’t prepared,” then countries could be denied everything from ‘navigation’...
  • Tools to secure your Android phone

    12/14/2013 5:53:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Time of India ^ | Dec 15, 2013 | Javed Anwer
    Did you know that Android - version 2.2 and later - comes with a feature that lets you track and manage your mobile device? Look for Google Settings among all the apps on your handset. It is denoted by a grey icon with a lower case 'g' and a gear symbol. Tap on the app, and choose the last option which reads 'Android Device Manager' . From here, you can activate features that will locate your device in case it is lost or misplaced, and you can also remotely lock and factory reset your handset. After you've checked these options...
  • Kim Komando: Stop Facebook from infecting your computer

    02/04/2013 11:20:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The Kim Komando Show ^ | February 3, 2013 | Kim Komando
    If there's one guarantee on the Internet, it's that there will be no shortage of security concerns on Facebook. Facebook invades your privacy, uses you in ads, misuses your Likes and could cost you your job. That's only counting threats from Facebook itself! Since it has more than a billion members, it only makes sense that hackers and scammers would target Facebook. People spend hours on the site and reveal all sorts of private information. That only makes a criminal's job easier.
  • Kim Komando: Browse like Bond: How to surf the Web like a spy

    10/06/2012 11:21:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Kim Komando Show ^ | October 6, 2012 | Kim Komando
    When you surf the Internet, everyone is watching... Well, it's not as hard as you may think to browse anonymously and preserve your privacy. All you need are a few tools and some coaching in covert ops. That's where I come in. Just call me Komando...Kim Komando...
  • Google warns hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

    05/25/2012 9:25:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | FoxNews
    Google plans to warn more than half a million users of a computer infection that may knock their computers off the Internet this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system will be shut down July 9 -- killing connections for those people.
  • Feds: Cyber Criminals Hijacked 4 Million Computers

    11/10/2011 2:09:35 PM PST · by decimon · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 9, 2011 | RICHARD ESPOSITO and LEE FERRAN
    > According to the indictment, the suspects entered into deals with various internet advertisers in which they would be paid for generating traffic to certain websites or advertisements. But instead of earning the money legitimately, the FBI said the defendants used malware to force infected computers to unwillingly visit the target sites or advertisements -- pumping up click results and, therefore, ill-gotten profits to the tune of $14 million. The malware was also designed to prevent users from installing anti-virus software that may have been able to free the infected computers. > In the first case, if a user searched...
  • Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

    04/21/2012 2:24:07 AM PDT · by iowamark · 79 replies
    AP ^ | 4/20/2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down. The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, , that will inform them whether they're...
  • Thousands facing loss of Internet on July 9 Read more:

    04/21/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    AP story on threat.
  • Wi-Fi Security: Cracking WPA With CPUs, GPUs, And The Cloud

    08/15/2011 2:37:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    Tom's Hardware ^ | August 15, 2011 | Andrew Ku
    Is your network safe? Almost all of us prefer the convenience of Wi-Fi over the hassle of a wired connection. But what does that mean for security? Our tests tell the whole story. We go from password cracking on the desktop to hacking in the cloud.We hear about security breaches with such increasing frequency that it's easy to assume the security world is losing its battle to protect our privacy. The idea that our information is safe is what enables so many online products and services; without it, life online would be so very different than it is today. And...
  • Hacked! First the Senate, now the CIA... Computer gang accesses agency website...

    06/16/2011 9:25:16 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A group of hackers who breached the Senate computer system earlier this week claimed responsibility for problems with the CIA's website today. The group, known as Lulz Security, tweeted 'Tango down -,' and there were difficulties throughout the early evening accessing the agency's website. The computer mischief appeared to be targeting the CIA's public website, which does not include classified data and has no impact on the CIA's operation. CIA spokesman Marie Harf said the agency is looking into the reports.
  • LulzSec hackers claim CIA website shutdown

    06/16/2011 8:51:45 AM PDT · by cartan · 26 replies
    The hacker group Lulz Security has claimed it has brought down the public-facing website of the US Central Intelligence Agency. The alleged attack on occurred on the same day the group opened a telephone request line so its fans could suggest potential targets. On its Twitter feed, the group wrote: “Tango down - - for the lulz”. The CIA website was inaccessible at times on Wednesday but appeared to be back up on Thursday. LulzSec’s claim could not immediately be verified. It was unclear if the outage was due to the group’s efforts or to the large number...
  • Thousands of Web Sites Hit With New Twist on Old SQL Injection Hack

    04/01/2011 1:52:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | Posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM PT | by Arik Hesseldahl
    A relatively simple hack has been used to compromise at least 500,000 Web sites, and perhaps as many as 1.5 million, in such a way that visitors are tricked into downloading fake PC security software. Dubbed Lizamoon, after the Web site where some users are in some cases redirected, the attack was first documented by the security research firm Websense The hack seeks to trick Web users into believing that their computer has been compromised by viruses and prompts them to download fake security software that itself causes further problems. Among the sites serving up the links to the fake...
  • Anonymous attacks US security company

    02/07/2011 12:03:27 PM PST · by dimk · 12 replies ^ | Monday 7 February 2011 | Charles Arthur
    The loose hacker collective Anonymous says it has taken revenge on a US security company whose principal claimed to have penetrated the group and identified some of its key people. They hacked the Twitter account of Aaron Barr, the chief executive of HBGary, and sent out a series of angry tweets while many Americans were watching the Super Bowl match on Sunday night, allegedly including Barr's social security number and address, and his mobile phone number.
  • Opinions of Skype

    09/13/2010 8:25:09 PM PDT · by pfflier · 47 replies
    My sister-in-law just joined Skype and is trying to drum up contacts. I am leery of anything "free" on the internet and see that Skype has some parts that are pay-to-use. I also assume, like facebook, they may have porous security or may exploit their member's personal information.Any opinions would be appreciated.
  • Researcher detained at U.S. border, questioned about Wikileaks

    08/01/2010 8:36:48 PM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies · 2+ views
    CNET / ^ | July 31, 2010 4:16 PM PDT | By Elinor Mills
    LAS VEGAS -- A security researcher involved with the Wikileaks Web site was detained by U.S. agents at the border for three hours and questioned about the controversial whistleblower project as he entered the country on Thursday to attend a hacker conference, sources said on Saturday. He was also approached by two FBI agents at the Defcon conference after his presentation on Saturday afternoon about the Tor Project. Jacob Appelbaum, a Seattle-based programmer for the online privacy protection project called Tor, arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport from Holland flight Thursday morning when he was pulled aside by customs...
  • Cyber warriors gather as online battles rage

    03/01/2010 12:59:04 AM PST · by xtinct · 28 replies · 1,807+ views
    Space War ^ | 2/28/10 | Staff Writers
    US national security leaders and top cyber warriors from around the world are gathering here to plot defenses against criminals and spies that increasingly plague the Internet. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and White House Cyber Security Coordinator Howard Schmidt will take part in this week's RSA conference along with computer defense companies and technology icons such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Craigslist creator Craig Newmark. "We have before us more data moving into the cloud and more sophisticated cyber criminals," said Qualys chief executive Philippe Courtot, who is among the keynote speakers at the premier event that kicks...
  • Good Guys Bring Down the Mega-D Botnet

    12/29/2009 8:58:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 830+ views
    PC World ^ | Dec 27, 2009 | Erik Larkin
    Chalk up one for the defenders. Here’s how a trio of security researchers used a three-step attack to defeat a 250,000-pronged botnet.For two years as a researcher with security company FireEye, Atif Mushtaq worked to keep Mega-D bot malware from infecting clients' networks. In the process, he learned how its controllers operated it. Last June, he began publishing his findings online. In November, he suddenly switched from de fense to offense. And Mega-D--a powerful, resilient botnet that had forced 250,000 PCs to do its bidding--went down. Mushtaq and two FireEye colleagues went after Mega-D's command infrastructure. A botnet's first wave...
  • Could The Feds Seize The Internet?

    09/02/2009 5:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,524+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: A Senate bill lets the president "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "nongovernmental" computer networks and do what's needed to respond to the threat. Didn't they just collect our e-mail addresses?We wish this was just a piece of the fictional "Dr. Strangelove" that fell to the cutting-room floor, but it's not. It is a real piece of disturbingly vague legislation sponsored by Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. Senate Bill 773 would grant the administration emergency powers (where have we heard that before?) in the event of a cyberemergency that the president would have...
  • Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    08/28/2009 8:13:33 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 526 replies · 19,208+ views
    CNET ^ | August 28, 2009 12:34 AM PDT | Declan McCullagh
    Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency. The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer...
  • Internet Security—Obama's 'Cookies' Breaking the Law

    08/11/2009 8:12:13 PM PDT · by moonpie57 · 17 replies · 1,508+ views
    You Tube ^ | August 11, 2009 | AmericasNewsToday1
    Government websites putting cookies on computers.
  • VANITY - Computer Security

    04/24/2009 5:16:46 PM PDT · by Petruchio · 28 replies · 1,368+ views
    4/24/09 | Petruchio
    For a number of years I have been using Trend Micro's PCCillin Internet Security package. It has worked well, in all this time I have not been sidelined by an infection on any of my computers. No more! Trend Micro has slowly become nagware. The worst nagware I have ever seen. My license expires the first week of May. I started getting "Reminders" to renew my subscription in January! That is beyond stupid! This leads me to today's question. I have seen on threads I can't find now where FReepers have recommended a FREE anti-virus program and a FREE firewall...
  • Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme

    08/06/2008 12:00:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies · 558+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 5, 2008 | John Markoff
    A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found. The new form of attack indicates that little progress has been made in defusing the threat of botnets, networks of infected computers that criminals use to send spam, steal passwords and do other forms of damage, according to computer security investigators. Several security experts say that although attacks against network administrators are not new, the systematic use of administrative software to spread malicious software...
  • Internet flaw could let hackers take over the Web

    07/09/2008 9:52:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 244+ views
    AFP ^ | July 09, 2008
    Computer industry heavyweights are hustling to fix a flaw in the foundation of the Internet that would let hackers control traffic on the World Wide Web. Major software and hardware makers worked in secret for months to create a software "patch" released on Tuesday to repair the problem, which is in the way computers are routed to web page addresses. "It's a very fundamental issue with how the entire addressing scheme of the Internet works," ... "You'd have the Internet, but it wouldn't be the Internet you expect. (Hackers) would control everything." The flaw would be a boon for "phishing"...
  • New Sophos Security Report reveals cybercriminals moving beyond Microsoft - to Macs

    01/22/2008 10:01:00 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 11 replies · 160+ views
    Sophos Press Release ^ | 22 January 2008
    Mac users targeted by financially-motivated hackers for the first timeIT security and control firm, Sophos, has published its Security Threat Report 2008 examining the threat landscape over the previous twelve months, and predicting emerging cybercrime trends for 2008. The report reveals that in 2007 organised criminal gangs for the first time arrived at Apple's doorstep with the intention of stealing money. With proof that hackers are extending their efforts beyond Windows, Sophos is warning computer users of all operating systems not to be complacent about security. Sophos experts note that malware for Macs has been seen before, but until recently,...
  • Mac OS X threat exposure increases (according to Symantec)

    09/25/2006 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 359+ views
    MacNN ^ | 09/25/2006
    As Apple's Mac OS X operating system increases in popularity, so does its exposure to internet-related security threats. Security firm Symantec has published its latest Internet Security Threat Report, revealing that the number of vulnerabilities identified in Apple's Safari Web browser doubled over the first half of 2006, and that the amount of time Safari users were vulnerable to exploits before Apple released a security fix increased from zero days to five. During the first six months of 2006 malicious users discovered 12 bugs in Safari, 47 bugs in Mozilla Firefox, and 38 bugs in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Mozilla on...
  • Computer Technical Support Needed (Vanity)

    07/23/2006 4:40:15 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 35 replies · 500+ views
    Alberta's Child | 7/23/06 | Self
    I'm looking for some advice from someone who knows a bit more about personal computers than I do. I've just ordered a new computer for home/work, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to protect it from spyware, adware, viruses, etc. I've used ZoneAlarm Security Suite in the past, but the latest release of that software has been a total disaster and has left many users without any firewall protection at all. My question is this . . . What is the difference between internet security software and something like a Netgear router when it comes to protection...
  • Microsoft Tries for Safer Surfing

    04/25/2006 8:23:19 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 9 replies · 453+ views ^ | 4/26/06 | Yuki Noguchi
    Internet users were given a peek yesterday at a revamped version of Microsoft Corporation's Internet Explorer, a response to criticism that the most popular tool for Web surfing and hacking made users vulnerable to the Internet's dangers and caused them to defect to alternative browsers.Earlier versions of Internet Explorer, which comes standard on most Windows computers, are still how most users access and view Web pages. But being the leader in the browser game -- with almost 85 percent market share -- means that it's also the most vulnerable to malicious programs such as viruses, worms and phishing scams. That,...
  • Symantec: Mac users deluding themselves over security

    09/19/2005 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Panerai · 86 replies · 1,858+ views
    MacCentral ^ | 09/19/2005 | Matthew Broersma
    Mac users are “operating under a false sense of security”, according to Symantec, and Firefox users will have to recognize that the open-source browser is currently a greater security risk than Internet Explorer. Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, published Monday, found evidence that attackers are beginning to organize for attacks on the Mac operating system. Researchers also found that over the past six months, nearly twice as many vulnerabilities surfaced in Mozilla browsers as in Explorer. “It is now clear that the Mac OS is increasingly becoming a target for the malicious activity, contrary to popular belief that the...
  • Run Fast, Run Naked - An alternative approach to internet security

    07/02/2005 11:27:16 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 84 replies · 2,708+ views
    GoGov ^ | July 2, 2005 | GoGov
    Run Fast, Run Naked Alternative Approach to Internet Security Sometimes the best way to win the game is not to play it at all. What has all the net security programs, spy ware blockers, pop up blockers, firewalls and the like gotten you? In many cases, slower net browsing, a whole lot of configuration headaches and time to maintain all those programs. Running naked may be the answer for you. Running naked on the internet means running completely open with no spy ware protection programs, no pop-up blockers, no anti-virus software. Just a simple open connection. Before you go into...
  • Windows 98 Security Updates (New March 13, 2005) and Why is my computer running slow?

    03/13/2005 11:03:59 AM PST · by BJungNan · 90 replies · 3,676+ views
    Microsoft ^ | March 14, 2005 | Microsoft
    There are two new Windows 98 security updates available. You can find them at this address (direct Link to Microsoft website).They are quick updates and do not require you to start your computer. If you are using Windows 98, best to get them.Also, if you are using the old version of Ad Aware by Lavasoft, you should get the second edition. It picks up a whole lot of spyware the first edition does not catch and even updates on first edition will not do it.
  • Somebody from the left has hacked CYNDISLIST.COM

    02/03/2005 9:44:30 PM PST · by FUMETTI · 36 replies · 1,261+ views
    CYNDISLIST.COM (Genealogy) ^ | 2/4/05 | Unknown
    Hey genealogy lovers: The far left foreign loonies with a bad translator have hacked a non-political site, CYNDISLIST.COM...a genealogy site. What is this world coming to when a site for genealogy lovers needs to be defaced?
  • Tech Question (ADWARE)

    11/30/2004 8:04:57 AM PST · by MJY1288 · 80 replies · 2,248+ views
    I need help getting rid of an adware file that hijacks my browser and changes my "Home" page "About:blank" The Adware file is something called CWS/hijack.html and the CWS stands for Cool Web Site. I have tried everything and it just won't go away. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  • Beijing blamed for wave of cyber attacks

    07/18/2004 7:14:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 567+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 7/17/04 | Andrew Ward
    Chinese hackers have been blamed for a wave of attacks on South Korean government computers, the latest in a series of internet security breaches in which China is alleged to have been involved. The US, Taiwan and the Dalai Lama are among other victims of suspected Chinese cyber sabotage in recent years. Nearly 300 South Korean government computers have been infected recently with viruses capable of stealing passwords and other sensitive information. The National Assembly and an atomic energy research institute are among 10 agencies penetrated by the hackers, who were traced to China by the Korean intelligence service. "The...
  • Cisco Source Code Leaks Onto Web(FEDS Also Investigate Burglary at Manhattan CO Verizon)

    05/17/2004 2:43:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 4 replies · 258+ views
    CNET ^ | May 17, 2004 | Robert Lemos
    The networking company is investigating whether a security breach has led to some of its source code appearing on the Internet. An unspecified amount of the proprietary source code that drives Cisco Systems' networking hardware has appeared on the Internet, the technology giant acknowledged early on Monday. While the company was investigating whether a breach had lead to the leak, a representative could not confirm whether that network intruders had made off with the software equivalent of the crown jewels: some 800 megabytes of the networking giant's source code. "Cisco is aware that a potential compromise of its proprietary information...
  • Virus writers trade insults as e-mail users suffer Some 20 variants spreading ....

    03/03/2004 12:41:12 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 1,017+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Updated: 3:31 p.m. ET March 03, 2004 | Bob Sullivan - Technology correspondent
    Hacks, Viruses, Scams & Spam Virus writers trade insults as e-mail users suffer Some 20 variants spreading across Net at furious rate By Bob Sullivan Technology correspondent MSNBC Updated: 3:31 p.m. ET March  03, 2004 With 20 variations of the Mydoom, Netsky and Bagle viruses circulating around the Internet, it's becoming clear that computer virus writers are engaged in some kind of can-you-top-this game. And it's Internet users who are suffering collateral damage.  advertisement E-mail inboxes around the world are teeming with cryptic notes that have simple messages like "Here is the file," or "I want a reply." When antivirus...
  • Startup touts the Terminator of security appliances

    09/08/2003 6:05:58 AM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 2 replies · 183+ views
    zdnet ^ | September 5, 2003 | David Berlind
    Startup touts the Terminator of security appliances By David Berlind, Tech Update September 5, 2003 3:57 PM PT Here's something you don't see too often. A product--in fact, an entire company--launching two months ahead of schedule. Although it was originally scheduled to emerge from the startup shadows on November 15, Milpitas, CA-based Protego Networks will officially open its doors earlier than planned after a bit of word-of-mouth advertising sparked some unexpected demand for its MARS line of security appliances. "Without naming names, we have several government organizations telling us that they need the product now," Chris Blask, Protego's business development...
  • PC Spies at the Gate

    01/07/2003 1:35:08 PM PST · by weegee · 16 replies · 913+ views
    Newsfactor ^ | 1-2-3 | By Lisa Gill
    Last spring, the public got a firsthand look at spyware's pervasiveness when it was discovered that peer-to-peer file-swapping app Kazaa was bundling a program designed to form a giant distributed network -- composed of Kazaa users' computers -- that could transmit information back to Brilliant Digital Entertainment, the company that created it. In effect, this network would use people's computers to perform work for Brilliant Digital. The program had been distributed with Kazaa since the fall of 2001, according to a document that Brilliant filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in April. Even though Brilliant said it...
  • Computer insecurity: Bush must act now to guard information

    08/18/2002 7:48:49 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Union Leader ^ | August 18 2002
    THE LACK of computer security in the federal government is appalling. The situation is so bad that we would be very surprised if sensitive information had not already fallen into the hands of this nation's enemies. Inexperienced security consultants at a brand new computer consluting company were able this summer to access defense department computers and obtain information about radio encryption, aircraft targeting techniques, personnel records, bank routing numbers and military maneuvers, The Washington Post reported Friday. "We were shocked and almost scared by how easy it was to get in," one of the consultants said. "It's like coming...