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“Peel Out!”

“I love it when guys peel out.”  (American Graffiti)

I LOVE IT WHEN GUYS SPEAK THE TRUTH!

Borepatch does.

You must be at least 52″ to hack the head of the CIA

Stephen emails to point out this bit of hilarity:

A British teenager is suspected of being a mystery hacker who infiltrated the personal email account of the director of the CIA and posting personal details online.

It is alleged that Cracka called US Internet provider Verizon posing as a technician and persuaded them to hand over personal details of Mr Brennan’s AOL email address.
He then allegedly called AOL and convinced a representative to reset the password, using the personal details he obtained from Verizon to get through security.

Yeah, OK, this is an old trick.  But the kid was 15 years old at the time.

Note: this was not his government email, it was his personal account on AOL.  Why the Director of the CIA is on AOL is perhaps the biggest cause for concern …

Amen, brother!

He probably uses Netscape for a browser, and drives a 1928 Porter.  And has a cell phone, like this one:

brick

And why is it these intel guys just don’t ‘get’ the concept of information security?   Petraeus, this guy, and some former Secretary of State?

What’s up with THAT?

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

7 thoughts on ““Peel Out!”

  1. AOL? Seriously?
    The Verison rep in Bangladesh thought Brennan had a british accent. Guess he’s not that famous.

    Posted by KM | February 23, 2016, 11:37 am
  2. Heh. Although I loved the brick phone, back in the day.

    Posted by Borepatch | February 23, 2016, 6:48 pm
  3. Familiarity breeds contempt… Sigh

    Posted by OldNFO | February 23, 2016, 8:05 pm
  4. People are the weakest link in any security plan, and always will be.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 24, 2016, 9:00 am

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