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NSA Party Time

Friday, 06 June 2003 12:00 AM

The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that June is National Gay and Lesbian pride month. According to Bill Gertz at the Washington Times, the super-secret agency charged with eavesdropping on U.S. enemies is holding a month long party to celebrate the sexual diversity of its gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered employees.

Despite the big party, the NSA has come under fire for not doing its job when it missed Al Quaeda communications prior to Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, the NSA failed to accurately detect Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, North Korean nuclear bombs and the Indian/Pakistani nuclear weapons tests.

The NSA failures forced Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld to remove some of the agency's budget over surveillance and move it to DOD. The NSA is slated to lose over $100 million this year to build future electronic surveillance systems.

The June sex celebrations at Ft. Meade Maryland are not new for a U.S. national intelligence agency. CIA Director George Tenet celebrated Langley's version of Gay Pride day just before Sept. 11, 2001.

HACKU AT YAHOO!

Yahoo! has issued a security alert for users of its chat instant messenger. The voice chat service - part of Yahoo!'s chat service is vulnerable to hack attack. According to Yahoo!, a remote attacker who can get a user to view malicious html code, most likely executed by getting a user to visit their Web page, can cause the user to be involuntarily logged out of chat, crash the user's browser, or potentially introduce executable code.

Yahoo! Messenger users are urged to upgrade now to a version that has a fix for the security bug by signing onto Yahoo. So far, no one has reported a hack attack.

WHISKERS

Environmentalists are pushing to remove lead from all electronics. Europe has decided to transition to lead free electronics by June 2006. However, the drive has also had unexpected consequences. The use of lead free tin alloys inside electronics has resulted in massive failures due to "tin whiskers".

These single-crystal conductive hair-like structures grow from pure tin surfaces. Lead free tin has been used in space, airborne and medical electronic applications and the formation of tin-whiskers has caused expensive failures. Pure tin plating was cited as the main cause for failure in at least three commercial satellites.

GAO ON THE IRS

The GAO has found that the IRS has improved its computer security but weaknesses still exist. According to the GAO, the IRS has problems that threaten the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive systems and taxpayer data.

The GAO faulted the IRS for being slow in fixing 765 general control weaknesses found at the 11 facilities reviewed. In addition, 112 application control weaknesses "hindered IRS's ability to limit access to 5 key applications to authorized persons for authorized purposes."

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