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FTC Opens Probe into Equifax Data Breach
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JoeM066
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JoeM066,
User Rank: Strategist
9/15/2017 | 10:09:28 AM
Inexcusable
This is one of three major credit reporting agencies that hold all of our personal data and they don't even require our explicit permission to hold it. Equifax deserves to lose it all over this breach. We can get by with just two major credit reporting agencies.
TVUONG495
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TVUONG495,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/15/2017 | 11:40:31 AM
Java and Open Source
The use of Java is a love/hate relationship.  It seems applying java updates is about 80% sure that it will break some applications in use within organization.  The Open Sources usage is also questionable in an organization like Equifax for extremely confidential information is kept and they are using software that everybody in the world has access to the source code of that software.  It just does not sit well.

Many orgranization have to fully regression test anything in Java because of its history of breaking things with each update and version.
gwilson001
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gwilson001,
User Rank: Strategist
9/19/2017 | 8:39:11 PM
Re: Inexcusable
Agreed, Equifax should not be allowed to continue as a business.  They have shown total negligence in securely storing data we did not give them explicit permission to store.  There's nothing they can do to restore confidence in their ability to house sensitive data.   Considering the power they have held over consumers credit, why should they get a second chance?  A funny side note: LifeLock is selling a product to monitor your credit for negative activity related to this event - LifeLock is simply rebranding the Equifax monitoring service and selling it to consumers.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
9/20/2017 | 8:57:49 AM
Re: Inexcusable
I love the comment that the patch would have involved a non-trivial amount of effort.  OH, my heart doth bleed for the poor IT folks.  I remember full weekend migrations of Novell servers and while hard, it was --- well --- WHAT WE WERE PAID FOR!!!!  Stayed overnight in a hotel for that migration too.  While these efforts are not common --- they are part of our job.  
gwilson001
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gwilson001,
User Rank: Strategist
9/20/2017 | 1:48:21 PM
Re: Inexcusable
I too was a Novell Engineer many years ago and remember how painful setting up or migrating those servers could be.  In fact just setting up printing was a chore in those days!
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
9/20/2017 | 1:52:49 PM
Re: Inexcusable
And i have never read of a security hack on an old Novell server!!!


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