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NOAA Blames China In Hack, Breaks Disclosure Rules
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Bprince,
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11/16/2014 | 10:59:44 AM
Hmm...
Seems like there was a little CYA going on that backfired. The most damning part: "the report noted that the Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites system -- shared with the US Air Force -- was not protected by two-factor authentication, remote access restrictions, nor by mobile device management, and that patches were not deployed in a timely manner."

 
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11/17/2014 | 7:31:57 AM
Re: Hmm...
Agreed. Its amazing that a faction of the government would be so irresponsible as to let simple security measures such as those go unnoticed. I think we need to take a good look at ourselves and ask how come this was the case. I would think this is most likely not the only scenario where this exists within there infrastructure and the Air Force or who ever explicitly governs Polar-Orbiting Operational Enviromental Satellites needs to take steps to get ahead of this.


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