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Don't Let Hacker Inmates Reprogram Prison Computers

Postby Spudz » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:32 pm

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
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Re: Don't Let Hacker Inmates Reprogram Prison Computers

Postby Mystery » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:30 am

Yup, that was the right man to choose for such a task... :roll:
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Re: Don't Let Hacker Inmates Reprogram Prison Computers

Postby Spudz » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:06 am

Doesn't it amaze you that even in prison the authorities still show a lack of common sense when dealing with issues like this. :(
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Re: Don't Let Hacker Inmates Reprogram Prison Computers

Postby Mystery » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:43 am

Yeah, it does. I'm really speechless ?>!
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Re: Don't Let Hacker Inmates Reprogram Prison Computers

Postby Spudz » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:53 am

I wonder what Douglas Havards excuse was! "I needed to hack...errr..get money to finance the prison tv" rofl
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