Records for 44,000 students on a laptop -- STOLEN

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Pyrrho
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Records for 44,000 students on a laptop -- STOLEN

Post by Pyrrho »

WTF were these files doing on a LAPTOP????

Records stolen
A laptop computer containing the personal information of more than 44,000 Cleveland State University students, previous students and applicants was stolen from the university's admissions office.

The university issued a statement Friday, a week after the computer was taken.

Information on most of the students included addresses and Social Security numbers and could reach back to student rosters 4 years old
How much you want to be the damned thing didn't have a password, either?

This is downtown Cleveland, you idiots! Damn computer should have been a desktop workstation, cable-locked to the table.
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Post by Doctor X »

Science has made it more and more convenient to efficiently fuck up our lives beyond comprehension.

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Post by Skeptoid »

I disagree, Doc. People are stupid. Rest assured that 6,000 years ago some idiot Sumerian left a clay tablet with sensitive information on it laying around, just as efficiently fucking up the lives of those concerned beyond comprehension. :roll: :D
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Post by Doctor X »

Skeptoid wrote:I disagree, Doc. People are stupid. Rest assured that 6,000 years ago some idiot Sumerian left a clay tablet with sensitive information on it laying around, just as efficiently fucking up the lives of those concerned beyond comprehension. :roll: :D
You cannot carry that much information on a clay tablet.

I win.

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Post by shemp »

Doctor X wrote:
Skeptoid wrote:I disagree, Doc. People are stupid. Rest assured that 6,000 years ago some idiot Sumerian left a clay tablet with sensitive information on it laying around, just as efficiently fucking up the lives of those concerned beyond comprehension. :roll: :D
You cannot carry that much information on a clay tablet.

I win.

--J.D.
It was a very big clay tablet.
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Must have been double density.

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Post by statisticool »

The hackers were like 'This clay.. it is so easy to crack.'
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Though you could really get burned trying to get through a fire-wall.

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Post by Bottle or the Gun »

Clay tablet encryption was done by wrapping a tablet in more clay. Pretty easy to crack.
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Post by Doctor X »

Then came the "floppy disc" craze of papyrus. Lasts for centuries unless it comes in contact with water.

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Post by Mulebear »

Wonders what Sumerian 1337 speak looked like.
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It was largely replaced by Hammurabi's Code. . . .

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Post by Mulebear »

I just want to know what "h4xx0r ru!3z" looks like in Sumerian. Is that too much to ask?
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Post by Luke T. »

And so another biblical prophecy comes to pass. The 44,000 have been raptured. Now comes seven years of tribulation for the rest of us.