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Miscreants took advantage of weak security to hack into two NASA-run websites over the weekend. The websites of NASA's Instrument Systems and Technology unit and Software Engineering division were broken into and screenshots illustrating the hack posted online. Hackers appear to have taken advantage of SQL Injection flaws and …

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Climategate

Probably just looking for NASA climate data to publish...

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Err...

They publish it all, for free, so probably not.

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HAH!

Looking forward to a dump of e-mail messages saying that telemetry from Apollo et al. is "dodgy" and needs "fixing". Then all the deniers can come together under the same banner.

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Quiztime everybody

• What psychiatric disorders will the alleged perpetrators have?

• What countries will export their citizens to cover up for NASA's technical sloppiness?

• How many millions worth of "damage" will have been done (aside from embarassment)?

• What lessons will NASA have learnt from this recent escapade?

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Re: Quiztime everybody

1. Asperger's Syndrome of course - what else?

2. UK, Australia and New Zealand. These are the puppet states of the US, most other countries won't do this.

3. $150 m to $2.2 bn depending on the salary of the executive who claims no other company will employ him because of the breach (even though they will of course)

4. None whatsoever.

Do I get a prize?

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What lessons will NASA have learnt from this recent escapade?

Evidently absolutely fuck all....

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sql injection ftw

i just peeked at screen shots it looks like it was compromised with sql injection...

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RE: Carter Cole...

"i just peeked at screen shots it looks like it was compromised with sql injection..."

You could just have read the article y'know; "Hackers appear to have taken advantage of SQL Injection flaws and poor access controls in mounting the attack...."

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great work sherlock

the rest of us figured that out by "peeking at" the sentence in the article immediately before the one with the links to the screenshots in it.

fail yourself.

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McKinnon?

Please explain when McKinnon modified or published anything from the computers he accessed. The only thing he did was telling the operator that his system was full of holes. From inside the system. Oh well.

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Stop it please

they are not hackers they are crackers. For the last time hackers modify code to make it better - especially in the early Unix days when they had to write their own drivers. Journos just make this language up.

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alas...

Your (correct) usage of the word stopped being the unwashed majority's definition about the same time War Games came out at the cinema (or probably before that... phreaking? i forget).

So that's at least 20(30?) years where being a hacker has been seen as negative, or at the very least not distinguished from the good sort.

Compare, if you will, Climategate with the "Hopenhagen" summit hubris/hyperbole.

Hats off the the brave bloke who went on The One Show to point this out.

That's democracy for you

Everyone has the right to be wrong.

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Good thing...

... that we have you to defend the honour of the hackers... you twit.

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How many dollars?

And how many quadrillion dollars of damage are the US government saying it has caused this time? Mine is the one with a psychiatric self-help book in the pocket entitled, "Unhealthy cynicism; how to live the government approved way."

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Holy Onions

The hacker is using IE! With BING!

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The old techniques are the best

http://xkcd.com/327/

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Such leet haxors

They know the how to take an application screenshot, rather than grab the whole screen.

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Cost of Hacking

Cost of phoning NASA to tell them they aren't secure - £5 maybe. Cost of demonstrating it.. $220 million and 30 years in prison.

Bring back the days when an extraordinary rendition meant you'd heard a really good musical performance.

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