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Its Skynet! Judgement day is next!

Asta la vista baby!
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Theater Missile Defense
Does that mean we get to watch a movie! jk
     
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As any IT personnel would say:
Time for a reimage!
Edited by crazyap7 - 10/7/11 at 12:57pm
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Just another excuse for them to want to lock down the internet in fears that their "secure" networks don't get infected.

Keep sensitive data off computers that are connected to the internet and also train users and put forth security policies so this doesn't happen.

Someone had to put this malware on their network internally. I highly doubt that this came from some outside source as their security policies should be too strict to allow that to happen.
QFT.

Trying to get us to think "OMG even if the almighty government gets infected, then I'm even more at risk. Take my rights please"
    
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USB sticks are the issue. Corp doesn't allow them for us.
LOVE the avatar. TACP! Definately a good job to have in the USAF.
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You know... I'm genuinely surprised by these responses. I'm not used to seeing people be awake to the drama and theater that gets put on by our mass media/government.

OT: I have several friends that are Security analysts for government contractors and there really is a very minuet chance of getting infected via the web. Now obviously it's still possible but either this:

A. Didn't happen (unlikely)
B. Was intentionally put on their network. (most probable)
C. Someone hacked the network and infected machines (least likely)
D. Some dumb user clicking on things that they shouldn't have been (probable but not most likely due to group policies and other securities put in place)

To me it just stinks of foul play. Specially since they are so unsure about so much, either they need to cover something up or they need to hire better staff, because these critical systems are monitored 24/7 and all network intrusions will through up red flags all over the place and that machine would be taken off the network immediately.
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post #18 of 46
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they should stop downloading pron on those PCs

wouldnt it have had to have come from inside?
at least i would think from teh way i would hope thier networks are setup
Sorry I was feeling lonely. Anyway you'd be surprised how often someone has the bright idea of plugging in their memory stick from home into a gov/military computer. NGA had a big problem a few years ago because someone did exactly this and several systems were compromised.
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Sorry I was feeling lonely. Anyway you'd be surprised how often someone has the bright idea of plugging in their memory stick from home into a gov/military computer. NGA had a big problem a few years ago because someone did exactly this and several systems were compromised.
Correct which is why all sensitive government machines are not allowed to use usb sticks.
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Shouldn't they not fly the drones if they are unsure what the potential damage of the virus is? What if it causes a hellfire missile to hit afghan police HQ or the likes.
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