I.T. Security and Linux Administration

Jan 31 2014   11:48PM GMT

Don’t catch a virus…!

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

http://blogs.computerworld.com/cybercrime-and-hacking/23412/insecure-healthcaregov-allowed-hacker-access-70000-records-4-minutes

So, maybe “virus” a little farfetched, but really this bothers me.  The system itself is nice (I never ran into issues).  The gripes of it crashing is kind of warranted (there’s tools out there to benchmark/stress test set ups), but ideal data can only go so far.

Even then, while the hacker had 70k records, compared to how many there are on there, it just seems so…insignificant?  Hey, at least it wasn’t a DDoS attack finally.

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