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Let It Be Written

Adam Felber reads From the Book of Lieberman

Chapter xxi

1. And it came to pass that Joe walked among the people of Conn, as was his custom in the eighth month of the sixth year. 2. And the people there made ready for the Time of the Voting, and they held mighty feasts for their Chosen, and Joe saw the feasts and was glad….

Go, read, enjoy [if your name isn’t Lieberman].

August 7, 2006   Comments Off on Let It Be Written

Once Again They’ve Had A Breach

Just posted on CBS: 38,000 Vets’ Data Missing

VA Secretary Jim Nicholson said that Unisys Corp., a subcontractor hired to assist in insurance collections for VA medical centers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, reported the missing computer last Thursday. The computer was being used in Unisys offices in Reston, Va.

It is not yet known what happened to the computer, Nicholson said, adding that local and federal authorities are investigating.

The computer is believed to contain names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, insurance carriers and claims data including medical information for veterans who received care at the hospitals in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh during the past four years.

Why are they still putting records on laptops in an unencrypted format? What does it take to convince these people to introduce some security for the records of the people they are supposed to be serving?

This is another example of the total lack of awareness by Republicans for the need to actually provide security. This is why outsourcing and privatizing government functions is not always a good idea.

If you have been to the facilities in Pennsylvania in the last four years, you have something more to worry about, because the Republicans obviously don’t care.

August 7, 2006   2 Comments