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Watching porn movies at workplace could be very dangerous for all the country

Watching Porn Movies At Workplace Could Be Very Dangerous For All The Country

Watching porn movies at workplace could be very dangerous for the cyber security of the entire country. The case of the USGS employed is a perfect example

Watching porn movies at workplace could be very dangerous for the cyber security. Not only yours, but also of the organization, its network and the entire nation. Especially if you are a government employed. An US Geological Survey (USGS) employed has unawares infected its network with malware from Russian pornography sites. According to areport by the office of the Inspector general at the department of the Interior, he visited some 9,000 adult video sites, using a government computer transferring the infection. The malicious code was used to infiltrate USGS networks, it found. Furthermore, the employee saved much of the pornographic material on an unauthorized USB drive and personal Android cellphone, both of which were connected to the government-issue computer against agency protocols. So, he’s mobile was also infected with the malware. Obviously thre man has been fired, but the damages were done.

Using organizations-issue computers for personal activities is a bad attitude, still largely diffused. Operations perceived as harmless, like recharge a cell phone via the USB cable, could led to a disasters

Using organizations-issue computers for personal activities is a bad attitude, still largely diffused. This, despite the continuous warnings and threats have been moltiplicated. People at workplace continue visit porn and dangerous websites, and connect personal devices to them, putting at risk the cyber security. This, as the USGS example, could led in to a disaster if not stopped in time. Malwares in fact could propagate really fast in the government networks. Also thanks of operations not perceived dangerous by the initial “vector” of the cyber attack, as charging the phone via an USB cable connected to the PC. If the mobile is compromised, it could transfer the malicious code in to the machine. Without the user being aware. It has already happened many times in the last years.

The US department of the Interior report (file PDF)

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