posted on Jan, 29 2020 @ 12:29 PM
originally posted by: lakenheath24
Thaf sounds wonderful and all, but what about this....
a reply to: bastion
I would not claim anything to be safe. The germans were positive enigma was unbreakable as well.
Agreed nothing is 100% secure (new branches of maths may defeat current UK infrastructure). Vigilance is essential to security. It's been a complete
accident that the design of UK internet/telecoms is ring fenced/secured and one of the only projects the government/intel got right. The rest of
national security is so bad it's shocking (blueprints of number 10, miliitary oil pipelines, NHS gas/power supply, OS maps pre 1972 that reveal the
location of all secret UK bases are all public domain/stocked in reference libraries.
It's a great BBC article but also gives passing reference to the 'secret' blackbox system and monitoring I mentioned earlier (NCA and BAE
detected/cracked it as they use/have access to the copy of the public internet. It was installed in either 2003 or 2005 IIRC, with the government and
various utility companies claiming it was to repair/update gas pipelines.
I had no idea Price Waterhouse Cooper had access to this data, that's really intriguing info and I can't fathom why they would be granted thus ability
from the Home Office and Home Secretary or what year that occurred - reeks of corruption and brown envelopes, will do some sleuthing to try and work
out the origin.
Normal firms aren't covered/given access to the higher level intranets/closed systems that are used for core infrastructure - most are still using
windows XP or similar unmatched, outdated Windows systems that are open ad have repeatedly been hacked by amateurs/individuals - i.e doesn't require
nation state level sophistication to close it down such as the WannaCry Episode.
There is always the problem of bad security vetting/social engineering - for example when I was working at BAE Salmesbury, the head IT guy for
Eurofighter front seat amalgamation department was openly selling porn and eventually found to be a paedophile/offering child porn for sale. The
company chose to fire him and refused to report him to the police as they were too worried about reputation/an open paedo passing high level vetting
than public safety.