- Nov 11, 2009
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For those with the knowledge, they will know that Sita has no qualified developers. They will employ any person who has enough knowledge on how to start up and shut down a computer. The agency does not have the funds to employ qualified developers or security analysts. The pressure they now received from the police and government is forcing them to bring in people with a bit more knowledge from the outside.
Unfortunately, these people will also not be able to withstand the full onslaught a group like Anonymous could bring upon servers hosted by them. This will yet again be a futile exercise and a huge waste of money the Government will pump into Sita to employ these 'hackers'.
What they should do is to employ full-time qualified programmers and IT Security personnel. They should re-think the current servers, and start building all Government related websites from scratch. With the right security personnel and well coded websites, they should be in a position to secure government websites and prevent normal hacking practices.
For those with the knowledge, they will know that Sita has no qualified developers. They will employ any person who has enough knowledge on how to start up and shut down a computer.
Check their "vacancies" page - if what you're saying is true, then all the junior guys on this forum should apply for those jobs - if they indeed ignore the qualifications and experience then there's some cushy R500k - R1mil/year jobs going for anyone who can turn a computer off and on.
Most of us have been deemed unfit by virtue of the specific color of the light spectrum that we reflect, so they can shove those jobs where the sun don't shine and continue to battle the hackers with less skilled employees ad anfinitum.
Its a hack exploit. Still hacking.
Agreed. But it's low hanging fruit that the lesser skilled can find easily with freely available tools (I'm educated guessing since I've never bothered). Aka script kiddies.
Finding and exploiting zero day buffer overflow exploits takes serious skills.
Btw ghoti, have you seen this? http://www.simseer.com