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Hack Targets NASA's Earth Observation System 45

Gunkerty Jeb writes "A hacker is claiming that a security hole in a server at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has exposed data related to a satellite-based Earth observation system used to aid in disaster relief. The hacker, who uses the handle 'Tinkode,' has published a screen capture from what he claims is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server at NASA's Goddard Center. The hack comes exactly a month after the same hacker exposed a similar hole in a server operated by the European Space Agency."
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Hack Targets NASA's Earth Observation System

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  • Re:Wait... (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 18, 2011 @09:56AM (#36165208)

    Jules Winnfield: What do NASA computers look like?
    Brett: What?
    Jules Winnfield: What OS do they run?!?
    Brett: What?
    Jules Winnfield: What ain't no OS I ever heard of!! They have SFTP on What?!?
    Brett: What?
    Jules Winnfield: SFTP Motherfucker! Do they use it?!?
    Brett: Yes!
    Jules Winnfield: Then you know what I'm transferring?!
    Brett: Yes!
    Jules Winnfield: Describe what NASA computers look like!!

  • by migla ( 1099771 ) on Wednesday May 18, 2011 @10:16AM (#36165434)

    I, for one, am grateful they explained the acronym, because until I read the next words, I thought NASA had a fuck-the-police server, which didn't make much sense, but that's what the kids writing/spraying FTP around here mean. Unless, of course, this is a neighbourhood of poor geeks...

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