[ISN] Aspen to improve network security after hacking

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Date: Sun Sep 08 2002 - 23:15:04 PDT

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    Saturday, September 07, 2002 - ASPEN - The city of Aspen plans to
    improve the security of its computer network after a Canadian man
    accidentally hacked into the system through a file-sharing network
    last week.
    James Pocock of Toronto, Ontario, was searching the Kazaa file-sharing
    network for a copy of "Austin Powers in Goldmember" when he found
    himself viewing the entire contents of a city employee's computer hard
    Network administrator Bernie Jungkind had installed the Kazaa
    peer-to-peer program onto his computer the day before, unintentionally
    allowing other users like Pocock to bypass the Aspen system's firewall
    and access confidential information.
    Pocock immediately sent an e-mail to Jungkind, as well as the mayor,
    police chief and others, informing them of the details he had been
    able to access, which included login names and passwords of the Aspen
    Police Department.
    The city has already changed all passwords, and will soon install a
    new firewall.
    Officials would not say what disciplinary action Jungkind might face,
    but said he will remain in his current position.
    "Will someone please explain to me the logic that says we can trust
    someone with a Boeing 747 in bad weather, but not with a Glock 9
    millimeter?" - Senator Zell Miller
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