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1.3M students' information stolen

  1. Jun 3, 2006 #1
    http://news.com.com/2100-1029_3-6079261.html

    Yet again, sensitive personal information vanishes due to massive incompetence.

    Of course, when 26.5 million veterans' personal information was stolen, they also clamed it was 'just' names and SS#'s. Turned out that was false . I think one must be very conservative here.
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2006 #2
    Here's a big one!

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/05/22/vets.data.reut/

    So we shall stake all our chances on this random, low-payed employee somewhere - on his having been smart enough to use an [inconvenient] cryptographically secure password, and not, say, "password". The same clever employee who mislplaced a critically important piece of hardware, presumably while outside the office. Yes, the chances of anyone compromising this very secure, missing, system are "extremely unlikely", says the spokesman of the company at fault. This is impartial journalism at its finest! Hurray!
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2006
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