A serial hacker has broken into NASA systems before posting "proof" of his exploits online. TinKode – who previously ransacked online system run by the Royal Navy, MySQL.com and the European Space Agency – posted screenshots purporting to come from an FTP server within the NASA's Earth Observation System at Goddard Space Flight …
... evidence of Aliens ?
Simple brute-force or default password attack?
As he's obscured the login name on the screenshot, I'd guess that making it public might make it a bit too easy for anyone else to get in.
So either the password is default, easy to crack, or accessible by other means. Or he's just being careful and it's none of the above!
did he find anything about aliens?
No? then it was a non-critical server!
I assume he'll be in the Dock after McKinnon?
But I won't hold my breath.
tighten up security policies
> NASA bosses promised to tighten up security policies, a process that TinKode's exploit would suggest is far from completion.
How about disabling ananymous access to user 'ftp' ..
mod down minus one :)
I notice our curious friend chose Firefox as his browser of choice.
Does he feel its more secure or...?
"he is motivated more by intellectual curiosity than mischief"
Doesn't matter. Based on another current story in El Reg, we can expect a Declaration of War imminently!
No alien proof still??
Obviously for good reason, nasa and co keep it all on paper / lock, key and finger print, retinal scanner, voice regog........
i am not a title
"there's no evidence to suggest anything malign took place"
So is ransacked really a sensible description?
Obviously NASA Employs...
..the same god-tier security consultants as Sony.
Security ? Don't make me laugh
When did you last check the back of a tower system for a plug-in keylogger?
Paris because... the rear end is always worth a look
Must need my eyes checked.
I originally read the title as "rifles through _NSA_ satellite files", which sounds far, far more impressive to me.