Sunday, May 10, 2009

Asleep at the Yoke

I thought DHS and our glorious chimperor made us safer.

Not so:
"Hackers have repeatedly broken into the air traffic control mission-support systems of the US Federal Aviation Administration, according to an Inspector General report sent to the FAA this week, and the FAA's increasing use of commercial software and Internet Protocol-based technologies as part of an effort to modernize the air traffic control systems poses a higher security risk to the systems than when they relied primarily on proprietary software, the report said.
Oh great.
Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are deployed at only 11 of hundreds of air traffic control facilities. In 2008, more than 870 cyber incident alerts were issued to the organization responsible for air traffic control operations and by the end of the year 17 percent (more than 150 incidents) had not been remediated, 'including critical incidents in which hackers may have taken over control' of operations computers, the report said."
Are these people asleep? I mean, WTF.

The Statue of Liberty flyby bullshit was just that, but this just proves more resignations are needed - now, before we have something much worse than 9-11... of course that could be the plan...

1 comment:

ToLo said...

"before we have something much worse than 9-11... of course that could be the plan..."

That's what I was going to add ...