27 Jun '11, 9pm

LOL: "'Idiots' make it easy for hackers to access systems"

WASHINGTON - The United States Department of Homeland Security ran a test this year to see how hard it was for hackers to corrupt workers and gain access to computer systems. Not very, it turned out. Staff secretly dropped computer discs and USB thumb drives in the parking lots of government buildings and private contractors. Of those who picked them up, 60 per cent plugged the devices into office computers, curious to see what they contained. If the drive or CD case had an official logo, 90 per cent were installed. "There's no device known to mankind that will prevent people from being idiots," said Mr Mark Rasch, director of network security and privacy consulting for Virginia-based Computer Sciences Corporation. The test showed something computer security experts have long known: Humans are the weak link in the fight to secure networks against sophisticated hackers. The...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110628-0000239/Idiots...

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