Originally Posted by perfectblade
and then they wonder why cyber security is a problem? ha.
Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob
Vista was very underrated IMO. It was a victim of poor OEM configurations, too many versions, and incompatible 3rd party drivers. As those issues resolved over time, everything was good to go.
The problem with government security issues is typically a fault of the people they have using the network. The kinds of idiots that will "find" a flash drive laying in the parking lot, then immediately take it in to work and plug it into their computer and log in. Voila, instant security breach from malicious software on the flash drive they just found.
There are countless examples of things like this, and almost all of them are ID ten T errors.
I am far less worried about their network security than base security however. I once drove into the new armed forces reserve center outside of madison. All the gates were wide open, nobody at the gate posts whatsoever, and I drove over to one of the maintenence buildings. That gate was also wide open. Walked in the door, found nobody around. The door to the tool cages was open, the cages were unlocked and open, and it took me 15 minutes to find anyone, and even then it took several phone calls.
I could have walked in there and stolen who knows how many things, and there wasn't a security camera in sight. I of course didn't, as I am actually a professional of some sort. I made sure to point this little security failure out to the person that finally came to let me into the only locked door I found - the one containing nothing but barrels of waste oil and antifreeze that I was there to pick up. Totally worthless items, but they were the only things secured.
Granted, things like weapons and actual important hardware ARE in fact kept secure. I saw an armory in several bases that appeared to be a massive vault door. Pretty impressive. However, in many cases I was able to just drive right into the motorpool with nobody in sight.
I have no idea if there are actual keys or any way to prevent unauthorized use of their vehicles, but if they are just push button starts... I should hope that one cannot simply hop in and drive off though.Edited by Masta Squidge - 6/10/13 at 11:01am