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[Wired] Second Defense Contractor L-3 ‘Actively Targeted’ With RSA SecurID Hacks

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An executive at defense giant L-3 Communications warned employees last month that hackers were targeting the company using inside information on the SecurID keyfob system freshly stolen from an acknowledged breach at RSA Security.
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This SecurID system needs to be revamped after the attack, and the companies using it need to change out their systems to avoid these attacks.
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L-3, named for Frank Lanza, Robert LaPenta, and Lehman Brothers, was formed in 1997 from the purchase of ten former business units of Lockheed Corporation when Lockheed merged in 1996 with Martin Marietta; the ten units were those which the new Lockheed Martin was uninterested in owning.

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It's nice to see that the billions this country spends on defense each year is just going to end up giving adversaries leaps forward in their military technology.
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Man this is awful. We use those SecurID keyfobs at GE Aviation too. >.<
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Man this is awful. We use those SecurID keyfobs at GE Aviation too. >.<
I'm a little put off that they haven't caught any of these hackers yet...

Seems to me the Corporations have horrible security, to put it lightly...

Obviously you get what you pay for though huh?

If you pay a security firm, which pays their employees low wages, you will end up with low paid worker results, which are usually poor...

Same thing goes with temp services, you get what you pay for...

When these corporations learn the hard way that the people will fight you back if you screw them over, maybe we will have change once again...

Maybe...

Or the fail boats will continue sink I suppose...
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I'm a little put off that they haven't caught any of these hackers yet...

Seems to me the Corporations have horrible security, to put it lightly...

Obviously you get what you pay for though huh?

If you pay a security firm, which pays their employees low wages, you will end up with low paid worker results, which are usually poor...

Same thing goes with temp services, you get what you pay for...

When these corporations learn the hard way that the people will fight you back if you screw them over, maybe we will have change once again...

Maybe...

Or the fail boats will continue sink I suppose...
I can't speak for anyone else, but at GE Aviation we have attacks on a daily basis and we've recently done a lot on the security side to help decrease the risks of something happening. I'm no expert on the matter, but I use one of those keyfobs a lot and the code changes every minute. You are required to also have a pin to use it, I'd doubt hackers would easily penetrate these systems without inside help or some sort of security leak but who knows. I'm not a security guy and truly have no idea about what the capabilities of the hackers are nor the systems.

Also about the people working here, I would say everyone who at least has access to sensitive information including myself gets paid a lot of money. I would never want to screw over my company but you never know what other people are thinking. That's just my company though, can't talk for anyone else.


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L-3, named for Frank Lanza, Robert LaPenta, and Lehman Brothers, was formed in 1997 from the purchase of ten former business units of Lockheed Corporation when Lockheed merged in 1996 with Martin Marietta; the ten units were those which the new Lockheed Martin was uninterested in owning.

Wherever you see the Lehman Brothers, you are seeing an Illuminati Investment and front company for carrying out their agenda.
LOL Are you mental? Or Dan Brown, testing out new plots for another silly book?
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Man this is awful. We use those SecurID keyfobs at GE Aviation too. >.<
No worries. Between the DOD trying to achieve ROHS compliance, causing tin whiskers in everything getting a massive silver addiction, ruining satellites and screwing up nasa missions right and left. Fukishima threatening to eventually radiate every aircraft into ECC correction nightmare followed shortly by blue, green, white, mountain textured screen of death. I'm sure the 2020 GE line of fine aircraft will be a sight to see.

http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/mad...Gyrocopter.JPG

See you in history class.

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Everyone I've met at L3 has seemed like a decent guy. They put together some serious systems too and don't put up with corner cutting bs. I'm sure they have the systems in place to backtrack and view suspect activity on the files related to the project.
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L-3, named for Frank Lanza, Robert LaPenta, and Lehman Brothers, was formed in 1997 from the purchase of ten former business units of Lockheed Corporation when Lockheed merged in 1996 with Martin Marietta; the ten units were those which the new Lockheed Martin was uninterested in owning.

Wherever you see the Lehman Brothers, you are seeing an Illuminati Investment and front company for carrying out their agenda.
Lol. Seriously? Someone's had a little too much time to themselves on the internet.
 
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