[unisog] Dept of Interior forced off Net due to bad security practices

Paul L Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Fri Dec 7 18:59:57 GMT 2001


If our tax money was *really* at work, they'd plug the gaping holes in 
their network.

--On Friday, December 07, 2001 1:43 PM -0500 Barbara Inzina 
<binzina at mbl.edu> wrote:

> There is a field office of US Geological Survey here that does Ocean
> research. It is just a bunch of scientists working on coastal and deep
> ocean stuff.  They
> have been told to totally disconnect ALL machines, including laptops
> from the Internet.  Since the office here is part of a team of six
> institutions doing the same work, this has made it almost impossible for
> them to do any work at all.
> Your tax money at work.

Paul L. Schmehl, pauls at utdallas.edu
http://www.utdallas.edu/~pauls/
Supervisor, Support Services
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member



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