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    It can get even worse.


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    Well, the 18 Million is now possibly 30 Million. Who are the idiots running our government's security? As I said before, freaking ridiculous. I'm sure, it won't be long before they announce that every citizen the filed an income tax the past 5 years has their information now compromised. Jeeze.

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    Please stop freaking, just leave it out of your posts.

    cheers, Paul

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    Experts say that the kind of data stolen can give hackers the ability to commit [new acts of] identity fraud and construct [new] sophisticated e-mail scams
    Nothing freaking new about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leejosepho View Post
    Nothing freaking new about that!
    So no need to be freaking out

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    Now they are saying that if you just have applied for a government job, your data might have been breached. Yes, we need competent folk running our servers in a secure way. Simple DMZ techniques to separate internal servers from public ones along with proper firewall settings followed by mandatory password rotation and techs with half a brain could have nipped this in the bud before it even started. Again, you folk may knock the way I express myself, but I don't really care. I do care that our nation has been attacked and nothing's really being done about it. We need to either secure those servers by completely isolating them or go back to using paper since it's obvious we don't have folk in our government that can protect them proper.

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    Well, this ought to add fuel to the fire then:
    FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE WIDE OPEN TO HACKERS, CYBERSPIES
    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2015/So...7aa511085ae8f2

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    Quote Originally Posted by lylejk View Post
    I do care that our nation has been attacked
    Are you also concerned that "your nation" is attacking others by bugging their heads of state?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Are you also concerned that "your nation" is attacking others by bugging their heads of state?

    cheers, Paul
    Not concerned about other country's Paul; only my own country. Citizens of other countries think the same for their respective nations as they should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    Well, this ought to add fuel to the fire then:
    FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE WIDE OPEN TO HACKERS, CYBERSPIES
    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2015/So...7aa511085ae8f2
    You just had to make me click lumpy95. lol

    Didn't need to though to know that the keystone cops are geniuses compared to who's running the cyber-security of my country.

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    I guess the question is, what cyber-security. Unfortunately the borders are an open door and all classified documents are open to whomever wants them. I find it strange that no one in the Govt. seems to want to fix all these things.
    Anyway, it is what it is.

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    Just heard that they gave the excuse that these systems still use COBOL. lolol

    I still remember what happened during the W2K problem. Lots of COBOL programmers hit the jackpot during that time when they came back from retirement. Now that there has been over 15 years since then, are there still any COBOL programmers out there to patch this? lolololol


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