Second Hand

Computer . Not. From the Guardian.

Highly sensitive details of a key US missile defence system have been found on the hard drive of a computer that was disposed of in California.

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The computer, which has been turned over to the FBI, was bought online as part of a global research project conducted by three universities – Longwood University in the US, Glamorgan University in the UK and Edith Cowan University in Australia – along with BT and Sims Recycling Solutions.

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This wouldn’t surprise me if it had been a home computer from a home user. Most persons are more likely to read the user manual for their digital camera than to learn the basic care and feeding of their internet-connected computer.

But a defense contractor? Give me a break.

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