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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Homeland Security Has Security Issues

The man in charge of IT security for the US Homeland Security department may lose his job after the revelations that his department’s IT systems have misconfigured firewalls, suspicious botnet activity, Trojans and virus infections.

Homeland Security experienced 844 security related incidents on its computer systems in 2005 and 2006. Those incidents included unauthorized users hooking up personal computers to government networks, unauthorized software installations, classified e-mails traveling over unclassified networks, suspicious botnet activity, Trojans and virus infections, classified data spillages and misconfigured firewalls.

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