Defense Dept. Not Planning On Closing Security Hole That Resulted In Wikileaks Disclosure... Until 2013

from the but..-but...-kill-manning! dept

One of the big points that's been completely lost in the debate over Wikileaks and Bradley Manning allegedly leaking a bunch of government info to Wikileaks is just how easy it was to do so. Some reports have noted that millions of people had access to the same info, and it's quite likely that plenty of others "leaked" at least pieces of it (not necessarily to Wikileaks, but out into the world). Some are beginning to point out just how incredibly slow the Defense Department has been in trying to be more secure with its network. While they were quick to arrest Manning, actually doing something about how easy it was to leak took months. And, even worse, it looks like the major security holes in the system won't actually be closed until 2013. So, government leakers have a few more years...

Filed Under: defense department, security, wikileaks


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    nasch (profile), 12 Apr 2011 @ 4:47am

    Re: Re: Re: 2013?

    Actually, it is a problem. We need more transparency and accountability.

    That's exactly what he said, though it was open to misinterpretation. A slight change makes it clearer I think: "[Having] government transparency and accountability is NOT a problem, and it shouldn't be 'fixed'. It's a good thing." :-)

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