October 6, 2009
Don't Let Hacker Inmates Reprogram Prison Computers
You'd think this would be obvious:
Douglas Havard, 27, serving six years for stealing up to £6.5million using forged credit cards over the internet, was approached after governors wanted to create an internal TV station but needed a special computer program written.
He was left unguarded and hacked into the system's hard drive at Ranby Prison, near Retford, Notts. Then he set up a series of passwords so no one else could get into the system.
And you shouldn't give a prisoner who is a lockpicking expert access to the prison's keys, either. No, wait:
The blunder emerged a week after the Sunday Mirror revealed how an inmate at the same jail managed to get a key cut that opened every door
http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2 ... acker.html