Cop's attempt at parental control led to hacked German police system

By Leeky · 11 replies
Jan 11, 2012
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  1. Last July, a computer server used by German authorities for GPS surveillance was compromised by hackers and subsequently shut down. Although details were limited at the time, it is now…

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  2. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Wait a second. This is a 6 MONTH old story??
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,717   +857

    A lot of dumb people involved in this one - on both sides of the fence.
  4. It was new here in EU 6 months ago. But now it is new in US.
  5. First paragraph, second sentence: "it is now being reported".

    Reading comprehension, it helps.

    Anyway I know parents are concerned about their kids on the internet, even more so for female kids. But I personally feel that secretly monitoring your kid is going too far. Instead just block websites or services, etc. at the router level. Perhaps just be upfront with them and explain your rules for them and that they actually are to protect them and explain why/how the internet is dangerous, etc. They'll respect you a lot more that way because just secretly monitoring them makes you come off as an invasive ***hole. No kid is going to be perfect and they *will* break rules every once in a while and honestly, kids *should* break the rules to certain degree. It's all just part of learning to grow up, no one is perfect, especially not kids.
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,717   +857

    +1 RH00D
  7. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Yes, and I read that before I posted. However, my point wasn't around when it was reported, but rather how long it took for this to come out. Usually, it only takes a few days/weeks.
  8. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232

    'hackers hacked'
    the father just was pray for this
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911
  10. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    The police suck at hacking.
  11. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Posts: 231   +14

    stupid cops lol
  12. Phraun

    Phraun TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Ahh, karma

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