1. kidcalis's Avatar
    I am curious to find out exactly what systems were affected! This is scary!

    U.S. Officials: Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data - NBC News

    Valid Passport!
    06-04-15 06:29 PM
  2. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Yeah that sucks... between the Target thing, H Depot breach, my university breach and now this... I think I have about a decade's worth of 'free' credit monitoring.

    Kinda makes you wonder who is *really* bankrolling these attacks.
    06-04-15 06:31 PM
  3. The Commander's Avatar
    Why does browser shut off all of a sudden when I click on that link? :s

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-15 06:43 PM
  4. BeautyEh's Avatar
    Good thing the DoD and Army is beginning to roll out Iphones and Android...we all know consumer companies care much more about security than apps and re-iterations of Angry Birds.

    Posted via CB10
    Andy_bb_king likes this.
    06-04-15 06:46 PM
  5. MikeX74's Avatar
    Good thing the DoD and Army is beginning to roll out Iphones and Android...we all know consumer companies care much more about security than apps and re-iterations of Angry Birds.

    Posted via CB10
    I'm missing the correlation between a breach of computer systems and the D.O.D.'s choice of phones. Please enlighten me.
    mornhavon, donemt and Mecca EL like this.
    06-05-15 06:15 AM
  6. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    I'm missing the correlation between a breach of computer systems and the D.O.D.'s choice of phones. Please enlighten me.
    SONY....

    Did you miss that one...?* ;-)

    (*the last one)

      Wife currently leaping around for joy with her new toy....  
    06-05-15 09:35 AM
  7. MikeX74's Avatar
    SONY....

    Did you miss that one...?* ;-)

    (*the last one)

      Wife currently leaping around for joy with her new toy....  
    No, I didn't miss the incident where Sony's COMPUTERS AND SERVERS were breached, which had nothing to do with the comment I replied to.
    Last edited by MikeX74; 06-05-15 at 10:21 AM.
    Mecca EL likes this.
    06-05-15 09:43 AM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    No, I didn't miss the incident where Sony's COMPUTERS AND SERVERS were breached, which had nothing to do with the comment I replied to.
    Many people want it to be about phones so they can feel good about their choice, instead of just using what they want.

    Z30something
    Mecca EL likes this.
    06-05-15 04:39 PM
  9. byex's Avatar
    The public that cares about these breaches are negligible. Security is the last thing on the mind of the majority when using a tablet, smart phone, laptop, computer or any electronic device.



    Posted via CB10
    06-05-15 05:04 PM
  10. MikeX74's Avatar
    Many people want it to be about phones so they can feel good about their choice, instead of just using what they want.

    Z30something
    Yeah, I kinda knew it had something to do with that.
    06-05-15 05:34 PM
  11. bakron1's Avatar
    As I have said a thousand times before, anytime you are connected to the grid, you are vulnerable to being breached.

    History teaches us some valuable lessons. One example is the Germans in WWII thought their Naval code was safe with their mechanical encryption machines and the British had actually cracked it a year earlier and where reading their messages in real time.

    There is NO such thing as a fool proof system, any software encryption can be cracked with the right people and the current technology that exists today.

    If you honestly think any of your electronic data stored on a server out there in cyber space is 100% safe, there is an old saying you should familiarize yourself with, a fool and his/her money is soon parted!!!
    rayporsche likes this.
    06-05-15 06:02 PM
  12. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    The public that cares about these breaches are negligible. Security is the last thing on the mind of the majority when using a tablet, smart phone, laptop, computer or any electronic device.



    Posted via CB10
    The thing is, all these breaches have been at the computer or server level of services that people thought they could trust.

    So, in a sense it creates a sense of resignation or indifference at the individual level. In other words, since breaches are happening in realms outside of the individual's control, then "what difference does it make that I have a 200-character password for my phone".

    I have a BlackBerry, with picture password, use two factor Auth everywhere,... and yet my information was recently compromised by both a hack into a computer server of a university I attended almost 10 years ago, and now my employer's personnel system.

    I might as well have had an iphone with no password, an iCloud account with 'password' as my password, and helped out the Nigerian prince by giving him my checking account info.

    Posted via CB10
    howarmat and rayporsche like this.
    06-05-15 06:05 PM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    The thing is, all these breaches have been at the computer or server level of services that people thought they could trust.

    So, in a sense it creates a sense of resignation or indifference at the individual level. In other words, since breaches are happening in realms outside of the individual's control, then "what difference does it make that I have a 200-character password for my phone".

    I have a BlackBerry, with picture password, use two factor Auth everywhere,... and yet my information was recently compromised by both a hack into a computer server of a university I attended almost 10 years ago, and now my employer's personnel system.

    I might as well have had an iphone with no password, an iCloud account with 'password' as my password, and helped out the Nigerian prince by giving him my checking account info.

    Posted via CB10
    A very good point and I hope you have not suffered too much from those breaches. Most of us have data every where. Using a BlackBerry won't stop everything. It will help somewhat on the mobile front but that won't stop all the other areas we have that are vulnerable.

    Z30something
    06-05-15 06:30 PM
  14. BeautyEh's Avatar
    I'm missing the correlation between a breach of computer systems and the D.O.D.'s choice of phones. Please enlighten me.
    There isn't one, but more than one enlightened journalist over the years has pointed out the Federal Government's less-than-ideal preparation for cyber attacks. Mobile infrastructure has become a critical aspect of communications at the top levels and I just think it represents poor decision making. Companies lobby for government contracts, which can often say more about the lobbying strategy than the worth of the organization or its application. There is ample evidence for this in the wake of the Iraq invasion. Check out some of Noam Chomsky's essays and OP-eds from around this time.

    Posted via CB10
    06-05-15 08:03 PM
  15. BeautyEh's Avatar
    ...but then, admittedly, I am a BlackBerry fan (for various reasons, some of which are political) on a BlackBerry fan site.

    Posted via CB10
    06-05-15 08:04 PM
  16. CivilDissident's Avatar
    Security (especially cyber security) is a myth... At best "security" simply is the marketed term for "biding time"... While some OS, software, systems, devices, etc are easier to exploit than others, ultimately NOTHING is truly secure... If someone wants to breach your security and access your data bad enough, eventually they will. A perpetual cat and mouse game... The systems involved in this particular breach I feel are a moot point... The news doesn't come as a shock to me, it's expected, really...

    Posted via CB10
    06-05-15 08:25 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Home screen plus is a load of c.
    By Maarten Van Pottelberghe in forum BlackBerry World
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-19-15, 08:32 PM
  2. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-16-15, 11:38 AM
  3. Android player all of a sudden eating CPU cycles
    By kfh227 in forum BlackBerry 10 OS
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-04-15, 01:29 PM
  4. Stolen Device! is my data deleted or not?
    By CrackBerry Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-04-15, 08:30 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD