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Topic # 239749 2-Aug-2018 09:28
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Hi all,

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/105913739/taranaki-high-school-in-digital-lockdown-after-hacker-demands-us5000-to-release-school-work

 

Yet another example of Stuff showing basic security as something esoteric, mysterious and unstoppable. And that top image! Hooded silhouette, complete with projected binary. Hackers are scary! Computers are bad


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  Reply # 2066747 2-Aug-2018 09:54
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But its OK. Cause it was segregated BYO and wifi devices away from the main network, right.

 

Then... how was the data from the main storage being labelled as being held to ransom instead of reading that multiple targets are effected.. reporting doesn't add up all over.


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  Reply # 2066821 2-Aug-2018 13:02
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Apparently everyone in the stuff comments on that article is an expert.

 

 








 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2066822 2-Aug-2018 13:06
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All the people commenting... 'ohhhh they should be using Linux instead of Windows' LOL!!


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  Reply # 2066829 2-Aug-2018 13:38
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In fact the largest headline as in print size is the problem of mainly grey roof colours in NZ.  Yes, largest font, so its today main news


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  Reply # 2066840 2-Aug-2018 13:50
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would not surprise me if it's a school that does segregate, but then allows all teachers to have admin privileges and full write to everything...

 

 

 

Then all it takes is a wrong click...





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  Reply # 2066843 2-Aug-2018 14:00
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chevrolux:

 

All the people commenting... 'ohhhh they should be using Linux instead of Windows' LOL!!

 

 

RNZ's image would indicate that they already are!


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  Reply # 2067039 2-Aug-2018 18:00
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gbwelly:

 

Apparently everyone in the stuff comments on that article is an expert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's literally every stuff comment section on every topic unfortunately. Though it does make for some good humorous reading.


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  Reply # 2067042 2-Aug-2018 18:08
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The thing I find most hilarious with this is that it follows N4L's announcement of a "massive upgrade" and schools are safer than ever.

 

Way back I worked for a data cabling firm and we did a bunch of the SNUP uprades. It makes me think now, they should have forced a complete infrastructure upgrade - not just "layer 1 and 2". A few years later "Wireless SNUP" came along. But then you would regularly come across Windows Server 2003 (for example).

 

So we had world class structured cabling, top-end switching (many linked with 10Gbps backbones), but garbage old Win XP machines on aged server infrastructure.


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