[funsec] UK: Six-Year-Old Successfully Hacks MP's Computer

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Mar 27 13:10:01 CDT 2007


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Via ITPro (UK).

[snip]

A child aged just six has successfully hacked into the UK Parliament's
computer system, installing a keylogger onto an MP's machine.

Guildford MP Anne Milton agreed to leave her computer unattended for 60
seconds as part of a test of House of Commons IT security by the BBC's
Inside Out programme.

Brianagh, a schoolgirl from Winchester, took just a quarter of that time to
install the keylogging software without being noticed. Such easily
available applications record all the keystrokes made on a machine and can
therefore be used to steal passwords, financial data and personal
information.

[snip]

More:
http://www.itpro.co.uk/news/108772/sixyearold-successfully-hacks-into-mps-c
omputer.html

- - ferg

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