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Re: What is wrong with schools these days?
From: "CrYpTiC MauleR" <crypticmauler () linuxmail org>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:58:15 -0500

The ball is now moving so wont be long before school has to come out about it and the problems are fixed. Frustrating 
its taking so long, but eh so far no one AFAIK is exploting it or maybe I'm wrong, but better for it to be 1 person out 
there than having whole world know and try it out themselves. So for now will wait and see how the situation turns out. 
I have to kick myself since I left a message to the top guy at the school to call me back yesterday, but then left 
house today to do some chores and he called back. So bleh...going to have to wait again, the guys seems to be very busy 
always in meetings, or could be doing nothing but watching TV. I'm sure the Attorney General won't like that though =o)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sol Invictus" <sol () haveyoubeentested org>
To: "CrYpTiC MauleR" <crypticmauler () linuxmail org>
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] What is wrong with schools these days?
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:50:46 -0400

CrYpTiC MauleR wrote:

Already 2 school breaches on the news this week and my school 
will soon be added to the ever growing list, is this a trend? I 
mean how hard is it to protect some data. Allocate all the 
sensitive data on a select few servers and harden the hell out of 
them. Do these schools have info scattered around on various 
servers and sites and don't know what is where? I mean Jesus 
Christ just this week 477,000 personal records have been possibly 
breached. Does anyone know of any federal law being made or in 
discussion to prevent these from being an everyday thing and 
enforcing policies like California has?

University after university is being hit, wait until elementary, 
middle and high schools become attacked since so many are moving 
towards putting and doing everything from grades, enrollment and 
attendance through a computer network. Its a disaster waiting to 
happen. I really wish there was better laws enforcing that these 
areas are better protected.

Where do you think all these Bot-nets are coming from?  They can't 
all be businesses.  Some of the biggest bot-nets out there are made 
of schools.  There mentality is to share information.  They don't 
like to keep info private.  Until that mentality changes, you will 
have this issue.  And it won't change until there is a massive 
breach of their lack of security and there is a big lawsuit against 
the schools. If you want to be proactive,  Call your attorney 
general and tell them your Privacy Act information is freely 
exposed by that entity.  Or just go public.  It's all your choice.  
Your the one that holds everyone's info in your hands (whether 
literally or not).  The longer you wait, the more likely someone 
else has that info as well.

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