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Japan Authorizes IoT Hacking
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REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 9:23:39 AM
Head of IT in Japan Govt
If memory serves, there was an article some time back that the head of IT security in the government had never used a computer before in his life. 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 11:17:50 AM
Re: Head of IT in Japan Govt
If memory serves, there was an article some time back that the head of IT security in the government had never used a computer before in his life. That is not a good indicator not lost of CTO/CIO did not really work in the field either.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/31/2019 | 6:38:56 PM
Re: Head of IT in Japan Govt
@REISEN: Yes, I remember that -- and commented at the time that, admittedly, it may be the best cybersecurity posture of all.
Ritu_G
Ritu_G,
User Rank: Moderator
2/10/2019 | 11:28:27 PM
Hit them to fix them
Sometimes the easiest way to learn is from a mistake. Hence, you wouldn't know exactly how vulnerable your security truly is until you have been hit. This is a strong invasion method but if it works, it should indeed be approved to further strengthen the entire sector of security for both individuals and corporations alike.
ChristopherJames
ChristopherJames,
User Rank: Strategist
2/13/2019 | 2:32:11 AM
Put the people to work!
This is an interesting way to test out the system for vulnerabilities. Seems like very heavy use of manpower but I reckon that if they can provide a little bit of incentive to the public to help them out with this, the Japanese might just be able to achieve a very robust system in the end.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 11:16:36 AM
Good
A new campaign will see government employees hacking into personal IoT devices to identify those at highest security risk. Interesting approach and I like it. Default username passwords should be avoided by the manufacturers obviously.
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 3:09:54 PM
Re: Good
Changing default passwords of almost any device has been an IT phrase for years.  Includes connected printers and anything chatting away with a cable and IP packets.  And default passwords are often hidden and hard to find for some users.  


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