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worse security than a diebold voting machine

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by DaveW, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Man there's gonna be some major fallout from this!
    The I.T security at the largest government department here in NZ is found to be pretty much non existent.
    Anyone and I do mean anyone was able to browse all the sensitive files of the ministry of social development (social welfare).
    Story was busted open last night by this freelance journo/blogger.

    http://publicaddress.net/onpoint/msds-leaky-servers/

    Face meets palm............
    For those unfamiliar with the departmental acronyms mentioned,

    MSD = Ministry of Social Development http://www.msd.govt.nz/
    WINZ = Work and Income New Zealand http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/
    CYFS = Child, Youth and Family Services http://www.cyf.govt.nz/
     

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  2. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Oh and it gets worse...... They were told about the problem over a year ago!
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/7815266/WINZ-kiosk-security-flaw-exposed

     
  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    New Zealand has the internet? Who know?
     
  4. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Silver find me a tampon

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    You see what happens when you outsource your IT to sheep.

    Soft networks...
     
  6. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    that's called transparency in government.
     
  7. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    lol someone rep Steve for me!! :rofl:
    Bravo sir. :thumb: