[funsec] Uk: Childrens Database 'Secure' From Hackers

Alex Eckelberry AlexE at sunbelt-software.com
Sat Nov 25 09:59:43 CST 2006


>From the article, I saw this quote.   

	"It sounds OK. "If you have got nothing to hide, it shouldn't be
a problem." 

These words are the lyrics to the siren songs of the depredation of
individual rights and freedoms found throughout history. 

Alex Eckelberry

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Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006 10:22 PM
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Subject: [funsec] Uk: Childrens Database 'Secure' From Hackers

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Famous last words...

[snip]

A database containing details of every child in York is safe from
computer hackers, council chiefs have pledged.

The council's Child Index is designed to contain information on all the
city's youngsters.

Government proposals to launch a nationwide version of the database have
been slammed for opening up sensitive information to attack by hackers -
and ignoring family values and privacy.

But York's own database, launched 18 months ago, is different, said
Carol Runciman, the council's executive member for children's services.

[snip]

More:
http://www.thisisyork.co.uk/display.var.1039600.0.childrens_database_sec
ure
_from_hackers.php

- - ferg

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