Sunday, July 31, 2005

Australian transit authority flunks Data Security 101

Geoffrey Huntley, an Australian Unix engineer bought a bunch of used servers from a government auction. When he got back to his office, he fired 'em up. He found that the earlier owners had not even deleted any of the contents of the drives, let alone wiped 'em. Transit administrations stuff may be boring, but payroll and e-mail info is much more interesting. Being a blogger, he has written about his find: Geoffrey Huntley - Archive - Data Security 101. Slashdot is dissecting the incident at Slashdot | Govermental Servers Wiped? Never!.

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