Jul. 17th, 2008

Not pointing fingers...

News passed around work lately. City of SF got locked out of their network by a rogue employee. Since apparently Cisco devices are involved, I've heard some calls and rumors flying around recently about it. I wonder if it's not just the computers/servers that got locked out, but even the routers, etc.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/17/BAK111QRPB.DTL
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4350711.ece
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/148563/it_administrator_pleads_not_guilty_to_network_tampering.html
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=209100472

See, this is one of the problems with electronic security. Even if you make the hardware/software hard to crack, it's a double-edged sword when the security breaks down at the social side of the network that you can't design around.
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Feb. 12th, 2004

Neat song

Oi, [info]cashew! You *gotta* see this!
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