posted on Mar, 9 2008 @ 03:19 PM
McKinnon is telling the truth. No, he is not educated...but Mein Kampf got it right when it said people will buy a big lie easier than a little one.
He didn't lie big.
His information is lackluster, at best. And he was somewhat reluctant to discuss it.
I will tell you this: in the last 4 years computer security in our nation has gotten crazy. Sarbanes-Oxley pushed it to a "whole nuther level".
For example, i have access to my companies network from home (which is nice if i am sick, as i can work from home). I am issued a cell and a laptop
(for conference calls during odd hours, and to stay in touch with the front line and the executive leadership).
But to get into this network i have to use an RSA key. It is a logarithmically 'random" 6 digit sequence that changes every 60 seconds. It is
sync'd with a databases that tracks the logarithm.
Added security: i have to enter a 6 digit pin before i input the RSA key. This gets me past Cisco's VPN.
Further security: my password is force changed every 30 days, must be 7-11 characters, requires a capital letter, a number, and a symbol (# or %, for
example), and cannot have any of the same 4 character combinations as any of the last 13 i have used. That is what gets me through the NT login.
Gary McKinnon likely had a part in this, too. It was about the time he got busted that the SOX legislation was crafted.