Despite the best made plans and intentions, no security system is perfect.
A massive recent security lapse means that (again!), the government’s continuing plans to implement ID Cards should be seriously examined.
Not only have their own credentials at data security been demonstrated by themselves to be wholly inadequate (I’m thinking of the DVLA, MOD, CSA data losses as prime examples) but now, companies at the forefront of security, the gatekeepers to all our computers, have been shown to be equally inept.
The hackers made their work known here and here. The second, Portuguese attack, was against a reseller, not the main site – but even so?
Kaspersky, on the other hand, is a very major player in the anti-malware software league. They consistently come top or thereabouts in various anti-virus and security tests by both magazines and online testers.
And this, is my point.
If a firm at the top of their game, who do virtually nothing else but live and breathe computer security – if they get it wrong, what hope is there for ID Cards and the databases supporting them?
- usa.kaspersky.com hacked … full database acces , sql injection
- [Hacked]Bitdefender (Portugal) exposes sensitive customer data
- Timeline: Outbreak! – The rise of the SQL infection
Note to Self:
- Hacker’s Blog runs on WordPress.
- This website also runs on WordPress.
- WordPress had a SQL Injection vulnerability some time ago which was fixed.
- I hope it’s still fixed.