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    NASA Laptop Stolen With Command Codes That Control Space Station

    NASA’s inspector general revealed in congressional testimony that a space agency computer was stolen last year with the command codes to control the International Space Station.In a statement given to a House committee on the security challenges facing NASA, Paul K. Martin said that an unencrypted NASA computer stolen last year was one of 48 taken between April 2009 and April 2011.

    NASA Laptop Stolen With Command Codes That Control Space Station « CBS DC

    I would hope they changed the command codes as well as encrypt all their sensitive data.

    Hacker are out there with those who do it just to be malicious and others to do it to bring down the agency and the U.S. government.



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    NASA has actually been hacked on a number of occasions. I've no doubt the command codes were already known at some point in the past, and they are likely on a rotation for security issues.
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    When this thread came up I did a search to find where an ODOT intern had a state computer stolen from his car and 300,000 names and SSN's were compromised. It's was scary just how many similar hits came up! Pages and pages! To many people are trusted with to much information without taking proper care.
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