Daily News Byte: NASA sold PCs Without Wiping Sensitive Data

You don’t need an international ring of conspirators like WikiLeaks to expose vital U.S. secrets. All you need are lax standards and neglectful administrators. Such was the case when NASA sold off or disposed of some of older PCs without wiping out sensitive data. One PC, which was confiscated before it was sold, contained the space agency’s Internet Protocol information, which could have helped hackers target NASA’s network assets and exploit their weaknesses. [NetworkWorld]