Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nasa sells shuttle PCs without wiping secret data

Space shuttle at dawn... Investigators also found that some PCs that had failed those verification tests were still being put up for sale.

Their report in to the incidents says its impossible to know what data was left on the sold-off equipment, but analysis of similar equipment "raises serious concerns" for Nasa.

Investigators found four PCs being prepared for sale at the Kennedy Space Center which contained data subject to export control by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

They also found dozens of PCs at the Kennedy equipment disposal facility that all had external markings listing network details.

Such details could potentially provide hackers with "unauthorised access to Nasa's internal computer network".

Nasa will now review and update its equipment disposals procedures. ...

via BBC News - Nasa sells shuttle PCs without wiping secret data.

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