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user-inactivated  ·  353 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: That time Strava gave up the locations of CIA black sites

Knee jerk response on my part thinks it's almost as if the government would be willing to tighter regulate when, how, and what kind of data companies collect, situations like this could be avoided.

kleinbl00  ·  353 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think technology is an ever-changing attack surface for the military. Nobody thought to keep WoW off the computers they use to fly UAVs until they caught a keylogger.

user-inactivated  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Quite a few of my college buds ended up in the military. One of them worked to maintain the computers while overseas in Kuwait and Iraq during our occupation in Iraq. He had all sorts of anecdotes about the crazy dumb things people would do. We're talking about the network security equivalent of putting a fork into a wall outlet or standing on a ladder as it rests on moving forklift or putting your exposed arm down a badger hole just to see if anyone's home.

nowaypablo  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

At least in the Army, only since 2014 has there even existed a branch dealing with the entire "cyber" domain of war. One of my instructors was part of its creation and he was transferred from being a tank commander to designing the Cyber branch.