PDF redaction fail: UK's nuclear submarine secrets unveiled

By Emil ยท 6 replies
Apr 18, 2011
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  1. Organizations that decided to publish an internal document to the public need to first delete or black out any personal, confidential, or actionable information. The British Ministry of Defence, which published a PDF document online, tried to do so, but ended up unintentionally revealing information about nuclear submarine security.

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  2. And we have people like that in the goverment. Who make simple mistakes like that. lol
  3. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry, but this was simply sloppy. Either that, or a beginner's mistake or an intentional inside leakage. My money is on the former.
  4. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    eh.. hiding it digitally ?.. even if its works in all PDF readers its still not 100% safe lol

    hackers can easily crack the system and get what thy want in way or another ..
  5. Any magnetohydrodynamic drives on these subs yet?
  6. Don't hate teh catapiller!
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    In a very ironic twist the PDF was released by a MOD employee named Kimberly Philby.

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