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RE: why o why did NASA do this.
From: "Todd Towles" <toddtowles () brookshires com>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 12:40:03 -0500

Oh yeah..I am sure if you called and pretended to be someone, they would
ask for your ID number? If you believe that any company (including NASA)
has all their employees in a security mind frame then you haven't tried.
You could start to piece together all types of information. This is
information leakage that isn't needed. They might as well all send us a
e-mail with their internet connected IP address. The information is out
there but to offer this in this way is just lazy.

Anyone want to start putting a phone list for these people together? ;)

My 2 cents.

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Adam Jones
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To: Andrew Smith
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Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] why o why did NASA do this.

The majority of the list had nothing more than

alias $name $email

Only small parts had any more specific contact information. 
The emails provided seem to all have been @nasa.gov anyways. 
(did not actually search for exceptions on this other than 
eyeballing it) Most likely any mail sent to these addresses 
would be filtered, especially spam.
It probably is not much of a security risk as calling them to 
say "I am Brantly Hanks, Deputy Chief Engineer" would get a 
response of "Ok, give me your employeeID number to verify you".

At the same time handing all of this out to everyone and 
anyone is just making that much more work for yourself.

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