About the blank password thing I think the military did it on purpose and put fake information so hacker think they actually got the real deal but actually dont. The military is to smart to use blank passwords.
How Difficult Is To Access Top Secret Information On US Military Computers?
If you are into understanding how much world-changing information is being kept away from us, while appreciating from a direct person account (which of course you can believe or not) how vulnerable high-security systems within the US Government and military really are, you MUST listen to this fascinating BBC interview with Gary McKinnon, who has been accused of breaching into US secret computer systems.
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Gary is a guy from the UK, who over the years has become interests in finding out more about whether UFOs where an imaginary fad or if behind them there was some massive cover-up operation determined not to let the world know about major revolutionary scientific information.
The information Mr. McKinnon was able to uncover and the lessons learned about accessing highly secure computer systems within the US military and government complex open up a whole bag of interesting questions ranging from the state of effective computer security within the US in the midst of the vigilant war on terrorists, to the far reaching implications of who, what and why would be managing powerful new technologies like anti-gravity engines on this planet while keeping all of this information completely secret.
The US government is trying to obtain extradition of Gary McKinnon in the US as it is accusing him of having caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage, including having also immobilized for three days the military district of Washington DC.
Gary is facing charges from the US that could lead up to a 70 years in jail if he gets extradited.
McKinnon recounts in full detail his story of intruding the US military and government computer systems, while openly explaining the reasons for his choice.
Gary McKinnon, who is just waiting his extradition hearing, still a few days away, recounts without censorship what he has seen, and underlines multiple times that he has not provoked any damage to those computer systems, nor deleted files, nor crippled access to networks in any way; his efforts according to his own recount, were only driven by a humanitarian drive to find out in first person what the truth really was about the issues he was most interested in.
The interview is extremely well conducted by a BBC female interviewer who leaves no stone unturned, asking Mr. McKinnon explanations and details about each and every aspect of this incredible story.
What McKinnon claims is that within the documents and records he has been able to access there is plenty proof that the use of anti-gravity principles has been taken advantage of on this planet by yet unidentified groups.
Originally inspired by the research made available by over 300 scientists in the Disclosure Project, McKinnon claims to have been working on a "humanistic" agenda, with his efforts trying to verify how much of the claims made by a large group of scientists in respect to UFOs and anti-gravity technology were indeed being made inaccessible to the public at large.
He was also interested in the positive aspects that would have resulted for humanity as a whole if this technology were to become available for everyone on the planet.
In the interview McKinnon recounts how he went about accessing military network computers, which operating systems he found and how difficult it was to penetrate them. McKinnon reports in detail about the difficulty level encountered in accessing top security computer systems running the Windows operating system and of the types classified information he was able to access.
You can listen to this absolutely fascinating BBC audio interview right here:
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For more information on this story see also:
- Gary McKinnon: Scapegoat or public enemy?
Newsmakers | CNET News.com
- US wants to extradite UK hacker - Free Gary MCKinnon
- Game Over
Jon Ronson meets Gary McKinnon
The Guardian Unlimited
- Boing Boing: The Nerd Who Knew Too Much
- Free Gary McKinnon
I've read so many times of hackers who say that the Pentagon is often a first port of call for many budding hackers as it's so easy to penetrate.
To me this is truly frightening! Especially when you listen to accounts that there were no passwords to break as most of the US military use blank passwords!!! Not even home computer systems use blank passwords.
I read last week that a young guy in America recently hacked into military nuclear systems in America.
Now let's face it ; most of those kids couldn't hack into banks for example because their security is too good. I don't hear of hackers hacking into UK military systems.
Now shouldn't the guys in the US government who are responsible for internet security be facing seventy years in prison rather than a hacker who showed up seriously major flaws in government security.
This is going to make the US government look ridiculous and will be incredibly embarassing for them. It will also bring more attention on the people responsible for US government security with regard to government computer systems than to the hackers themselves.
Surely the hackers are doing everyone a huge favour by showing up the incredible flaws in government security as this could possibly save us from people who really are dangerous, as opposed to people who are internet explorers of the cyber world we now live in.