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Energy Dept. Hack Details Emerge
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builder7
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builder7,
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9/2/2013 | 4:50:06 AM
re: Energy Dept. Hack Details Emerge
It is just that they lack of the tools necessary to know what to do, like knowledge - but of course they have been hired because of who they know!
builder7
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9/2/2013 | 4:48:36 AM
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So, these are the people who do security checks on educated individuals who work for them when they cannot even buy the proper software so that they can do their job? How can one trust the people that do these security checks on people when they themselves cannot even support a modicum of security? It seems to me that it is another case of the good old boys running the show without having the smarts to actually do that. What are we going to do if we get attacked and our nuclear plants and electrical grid are targeted - trust the DOE?
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8/31/2013 | 1:37:08 PM
re: Energy Dept. Hack Details Emerge
When they say they "don't have funds to update", this is a political statement meant for outside consumption. In the "real" world, it means "other things are higher priorities than security." Maybe so. However, I fear that government bureaucrats are so used to an unlimited funds environment that the concept of priorities becomes foreign to them!
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/30/2013 | 7:29:52 PM
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"Taking Charge"? The FTC pamphlet should really be called "Surrendering To The Inevitable." Taking Charge would be avoiding this sort of thing in the first place.
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8/30/2013 | 7:19:11 PM
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Thanks for sharing the details on why this happened. It offers yet another example of why agency leaders can't just shrug their shoulders about legacy software, especially for the web.


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