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US Agency Baffled By Modern Technology [Pic+]

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CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5264 Posts
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:40:50 AM
You guys are reacting to the wrong thing.

It's not unrealistic to find an infected mouse or keyboard.
It's not weird to enact a policy of sanitation of equipment from [unverified] sources.

The article should really be: "What caused [x-guy] to follow the sanitation policy to-the-letter?"
or "[x-guy] discovers [x-problem], destroys evidence"

What's weird is activating that policy without letting anyone know there was that type of problem. To me, [he] was behaving like there was something about their daily ops that needed to be hidden.

handimanner
Male, 60-69, Western US
 1882 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 10:08:52 PM
Two words. Term limits.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14826 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 9:57:19 PM
Lessen learned: Let the people with the true science degrees run everything.

Bad idea. I've know a number of Ph.D. physicists, engineers, and chemists who couldn't run a lemonade stand. They're brilliant in their fields, but some of them can barely manage to dress themselves. I've been in organizations where all the managers were scientists and engineers, and believe me, it doesn't work the way you would imagine.

If I had to pick government leaders from an identifiable group, I would pick self-made millionaires from manufacturing businesses.

jbwhite
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1189 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 7:40:11 PM
murikans bein retarded? gtfo...

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1708 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 6:34:10 PM
Why such an obscure and isolated news source?

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10317 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 5:13:24 PM
@slut_etta

Far too often that IS reality.

slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3426 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 3:47:09 PM
its sad when parts of the government are dumber than my brain-damaged dog.

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1892 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 3:15:42 PM
It says something that NOAA, the scientific agency, had no problems cleaning up their malware issues in short order within a few weeks, while the EDA, a financial agency that deals with commerce, growth, employment, and the economy, seemed completely incapable of handling the same situation with even the least amount of common sense.

Kind of like the difference between NASA and Congress.
One can conduct unbelievable scientific exploration for pennies, while the other can't figure out how to get it head out of it arse even after 12 years, hundreds of committees, and trillions of dollars.

Lessen learned: Let the people with the true science degrees run everything.
Business, political science, and law degrees aren't worth the paper to wipe you butt with if you wnat an efficient government.

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1989 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 2:11:18 PM
Please take over my health care. I cant wait to see what you recommend when I have a virus. Thanks, Obama.

handimanner
Male, 60-69, Western US
 1882 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 2:03:13 PM
Malware is easily debugged. They could have wiped everything with a FREE trial at Malwarebytes. America's morons are the best, dabbit.

Twinklestein
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 406 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 12:23:55 PM
$800k for someone to clean up malware?! And they didn't even get it all..

cobra240
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 71 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 12:09:33 PM
Its not totally stupid to destroy mice. They are a USB accessory and have a circuit board. It wouldn't be hard for someone to conceal a flash drive inside a mouse with a preprogrammed virus.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6206 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 11:51:44 AM
I take it all back, America, I don't think you need fear your government after all.

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 11:29:45 AM
Hilarious. To be fair, printers and cameras have drives or flash storage that need to be removed and destroyed separately.

I have yet to come across a mouse or keyboard with storage though.

codydaniel
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 23 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 11:29:04 AM
Infected peripherals are a very real thing. Most USB drivers are very open and blindly accepted by Windows. Bluetooth even more so, as it's accessible without a direct link to the computer.

That said, the article shows that these guys were a little.. overzealous.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 11:14:14 AM

LOL
There is no stupid so grand as guv'ment stupid.

handyman0205
Male, 60-69, Eastern US
 134 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 10:19:38 AM
Your tax dollars at work!

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10317 Posts
Monday, July 15, 2013 9:46:56 AM
Link: US Agency Baffled By Modern Technology [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Keyboards and mice destroyed along with infected computers. No this is not Onion news.


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