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(AsiaOne Digital)   The good news is that Starbucks' WiFi network is more secure than the Pentagon's. The bad news is that the Pentagon's WiFi network is less secure than Starbucks'   ( divider line
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5333 clicks; posted to Geek » on 22 Sep 2013 at 9:33 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-22 09:51:57 AM  
3 votes:
The lesson here is never take network security advice from lawyers...
2013-09-22 10:14:40 AM  
2 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: D'ya think? But I'm sure you were using a VPN from that coffee shop or hotel, right?

Basically, the lawyers don't trust the Defense Departments computer system because they seem to be prone to rather specific glitches that are losing and altering documents related to their cases. A more cynical and less enlightened being might suspect that their e-mails, Internet access and files are being deliberately tampered with. That someone is deliberately farking up their efforts to provide a good defense for their clients. So the Starbucks WiFi access is the defense council's best bet for ensuring that their e-mails get through and that their Internet searches aren't being monitored, sorry "accidentally intercepted" by the prosecution.

An April hearing in the case was cancelled, and prosecutors have suggested the defence is using the network problems as an excuse for further delays. A logistics overseer testified that fixing the system could take up to 111 days once the Pentagon awards the contract and approves funding.

Huh. How about that.
2013-09-22 09:52:00 AM  
2 votes:
Apparently, the Pentagon's computers are prone to losing vital details about important 10-year-old cases that should have been backed up multiple times and inadvertently intercepting/altering/losing important details put on it by the defense council. Computers are SO unreliable these days.
2013-09-22 09:44:35 AM  
2 votes:
They don't even know what they're talking about.
2013-09-22 10:52:28 AM  
1 vote:
They're defense lawyers. They're making a legal argument about Pentagon security, Would they engage in hyperbole in an adversarial setting?? Unthinkable!!
2013-09-22 10:36:08 AM  
1 vote:
"A logistics overseer testified that fixing the system could take up to 111 days weeks once the Pentagon awards the contract and approves funding."

When you fight our Nation's battles, Heroes, Custer Battles with you!
2013-09-22 08:40:14 AM  
1 vote:
The problem they described in the article has nothing to do with Wi-Fi. Its an email problem.
2013-09-22 02:45:27 AM  
1 vote:
They should ask the NSA for assistance.
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