VPN security breach

Michael Powell nightrecon at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 27 20:28:44 UTC 2015

Adam Vande More wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 7:44 AM, Mario Lobo <lobo at bsd.com.br> wrote:
>> Any comments on this?
>> https://thehackernews.com/2015/11/vpn-hacking.html
> Seeing as how it's not Apr 1, I can only assume that site is a clown show.
Serendipitous timing aside, I had a chance to run this by a friend this 
morning. They've known all about it for years but it is against their 
interest to divulge. He just laughed and said: "This is just the tip of the 
iceberg as far as we're concerned".

This is just civilians eventually discovering something that has been known 
by some for quite a while. Then the infotainment media needs to use it to 
make a buck by crying wolf and the sky is about to fall. Click bait and 
advertising revenue.

The major computer/network security issues aren't technical. Technical 
issues are readily addressable by those competent enough to do so. The real 
problem is the social office, and the psychology of office power-politics. 
Until the hierarchical human dynamic changes OPM style hacks will remain a 
dime a dozen, ad infinitum ad nauseum.


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