Saturday, December 6, 2014

Crews maintaining 450 ICBMs had just one wrench with which to attach nuclear warheads

Staff at bases in North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana had to send the toolkit to each other via FedEx, the review found. Mr Hagel said that problem had now been rectified.

Inspectors reportedly ignored the fact that ageing blast doors at nuclear silos would no longer seal shut.

On staffing, the reviews found that a culture of micromanagement and extreme exam-testing distracted from major problems with equipment and nuclear readiness.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sony Kept Thousands of Passwords in a Folder Named "Password"

I especially like ALL_SSL_Certs_2012.xlsx!

The second trove of data snuck out sometime yesterday, and it didn't take long for Buzzfeed to stumble upon the Facebook, MySpace (an ancient form of Facebook), YouTube, and Twitter "usernames and passwords for major motion picture social accounts." Likely due to the fact that they were saved in a huge file called "Password." Which contained even more passwords called things like "Facebook login password." So they would know that that was the password. Because who needs encryption or security or common sense or even the vaguest attempt at grade-school level online safety.