800 Break-ins at Dept. of Homeland Security

Wow, this is not cool at all. And to think how much information could already be floating around the internet. “Im in ur Homelands Sekcuritys looking at ur filez”. 800 Break-ins at Dept. of Homeland Security – WrongSizeGlass writes “Yahoo is reporting about the computer security nightmare going on at the Department of Homeland Security. Senior DHS officials admitted to Congress that over a two year period there were 800 hacker break-ins, virus outbreaks and in one instance, hacker tools for stealing passwords and other files were found on two internal Homeland Security computer systems. I guess it’s true what they say … a mechanic’s car is always the last to get fixed.” Read more of this story at Slashdot. [Slasdot]

Wow, this is not cool at all. And to think how much information could already be floating around the internet. “Im in ur Homelands Sekcuritys looking at ur filez”.

800 Break-ins at Dept. of Homeland SecurityWrongSizeGlass writes “Yahoo is reporting about the computer security nightmare going on at the Department of Homeland Security. Senior DHS officials admitted to Congress that over a two year period there were 800 hacker break-ins, virus outbreaks and in one instance, hacker tools for stealing passwords and other files were found on two internal Homeland Security computer systems. I guess it’s true what they say … a mechanic’s car is always the last to get fixed.”

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I would definitely want to have this laptop. Battery life is one of the key reasons why I like laptops, having to pull out the old charger and find a plug in a coffee shop or Bread Garden is not fun.
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I actually thought I was addicted to Video Games, but then I woke up one morning and started to install Drupal. Now my addiction has moved to playing around with Drupal and Blogging. :(
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