Information Warfare: September 24, 2002

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Israel's CIA (the Mossad), posted a dazzling recruiting ad on the web in September (www.mohr.gov.il/intro_flash.html). The use of web based eye candy was impressive, especially the way graphics dissolved to an application form. Fortunately for Mossad, the first hackers to take a shot at the Mossad ad were friendlies, who quickly reported that the security on the recruiting site was virtually non-existent, making it possible for a hacker to grab data applicants left. The site was taken down quickly so that the code could be changed to encrypt application data.

 


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