This to me is unbelievable… We have been living (and practically brainwashed) in this era of so called “Homeland Security”, yet it has been discovered that as a result of a peer-to-peer file sharing program being installed on a defense contractor’s computer, The President’s helicopter (Marine One) has been exposed as a result of a security breach.
I encourage you to read the clips below from an article that was posted by MSNBC. In summary, engineering and communications information about Marine One was found at an IP address in Tehran, Iran and was tracked back to the defense contractor’s site; and, back to the computer workstation where the breach occurred.
“Peer-to Peer File Sharing” programs are notorious vehicles for introducing malicious content to your computer. In this case, the user (or employee) had not a clue that they were sharing more than they bargained for. It is my guess that this employee had a high security clearance, yet they managed to install and use a program on a network system that should have been heavily guarded and monitored. One has to wonder, what else are we giving away?
clipped from www.msnbc.msn.com
A company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks has discovered a potentially serious security breach involving President Barack Obama’s helicopter, NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh reported Saturday.
“What appears to be a defense contractor in Bethesda, Md., had a file-sharing program on one of their systems that also contained highly sensitive blueprints for Marine One,” Boback said.
Someone from the company most likely downloaded a file-sharing program, typically used to exchange music, not realizing the potential problems, Boback said.
“When downloading one of these file-sharing programs, you are effectively allowing others around the world to access your hard drive,” Boback said.
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