NASA shuttle PC's sold with sensitive data on HDD

NASA sell a bunch of PC's and components - with sensitive data still on them.

Published Wed, Dec 8 2010 8:16 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:32 PM CST
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NASA shuttle PC's sold with sensitive data on HDD |

NASA has sold a bunch of PC's and components from NASA's shuttles from four different centers - Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers as well as Ames and Langley Research Centers. The various bits had reportedly "failed sanitization verification testing" or, weren't tested, period.

In Langley's case, while the HDD's were being destroyed "personnel did not properly account for or track the removed hard drives during the destruction process." Laughable! Where the Kennedy Space Center computers were being prepared for sale that still had "Internet Protocol information [that] was prominently displayed."

Yet, WikiLeaks is such a harmful thing for Governments world wide, the truth gets out and warrants are placed and corporations cease dealing with him, where NASA just forget simple things like wiping out critical data, or destroying the HDD's altogether - and that's OK.

Are NASA that poor they need to sell second hand systems to pay for new Shuttle's or something?

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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