Forwarded from: steve <sholdenat_private> http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E53%257E843149%257E,00.html 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 drive. 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 - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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