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Stuxnet
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Do you or do you know anyone that works in law enforcement (obviously in the IT aspect of it)?

I'm interested to see what opportunities there are and what it's like.

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  • 10
    I know some, but they cant talk about it.
  • 1
    @stop damn that's some deep shit lol
  • 3
    @Stuxnet don't you know the first rule of Police Academy?
  • 2
    @Stuxnet they use Windows. Thats all i can say about it.
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    @stop oof

    A home improvement chain store here in the US (and I think Canada) has a custom Linux distro that their POS software runs on.

    You'd think police would have to use something more than just windows (which says a lot since it's coming from me- the one dude who will defend windows here on dR)
  • 2
    @Stuxnet they can only use what the state buys and ms has gone into the minds enough to see only windows at least on the client side. The serverside ist splitted, some have only windows others have linux and windows.
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    @Stuxnet the FBI are using the same analytics platform that my company have started using. Yesterday, one of my colleagues brute forced his login with a dictionary attack in less than an hour. He's not trained to do that and learnt to do it in even less time.

    That just shows that law enforcement don't worry about their own security much.
  • 1
    @cmarshall10450 What. The. Fuck.
    But after I have learnt an infrastructure provider manager (sic!) uses only one password for all customers... Heck, I want the US continue using floppies for the nuclear missiles.

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    @Stuxnet
    I know one, but he has his first day of work in a month... I guess this doesn't help you either?
  • 1
    @sbiewald no but I might circle back to you in a few months and see how it's going if you're aight with that.
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    @stop Hmmm, I invite you to consult history of security features. Linux is the LAST OS to get them (ex : randomized memory, Windows got it years before linux).
    They are rtight to use a secure OS.
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    @NoToJavaScript i consulted wikipedia:
    linux PAX-patch: 2001
    Linux Mainline noncomplete: june 2005
    linux mainline complete: end of march 2014
    Windows vista: end of januar 2007 with security holes and only with binary support.
    Macos: incomplete end of october 2007
    Openbsd: 2003 (complete)
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    @stop I'll check better my sources.

    Or maybe I was taking about wrong feature.
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    @NoToJavaScript everyone makes errors.
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    I know someone who used to do cyber security with the metropolitan police
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    Many law firms use softwares to determine the outcome of a case. A bit similar to insurance companies using softwares to determine if the person is good to sell or not. And now they are trying to improve the softwares with AI.

    I have listened it in some podcast :3
  • 1
    I'm third party but I do work for a sheriff office. They always act like there broke while sitting on $50k and this is a extremely small county. It's hard to get them to spend the money on what they need. Most things are held together with duct tape and bubble gum. It will take a natural disaster destroying all of there 911 records for 16 years for them to even pay for a proper backup. Mostly windows. Make sure they avoid Cushing for there 911 cad software. Southern software are alot easier to work with and actually willing to support there cad software.
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    @icycrash yea but I mean anytime they spend money on anything, people are gonna bitch about "muh tax money".

    My hometown sheriff dep recently bought a *USED* helicopter from a surplus store and people got really pissed and we're bitchin on Facebook.
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    @Stuxnet that's true there but you would at least think they would be will to spend the $100 a month to backup the database that holds the database for all 911 calls instead of the $150k to try to fix it when it all dies.
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    I did about 10 years ago in the UK.
    Really liked the people I worked with but that was the only thing that kept me there.
    They would waste money on pointless projects that never went live, security was awful, never spent money where it was needed, had a lot of people that they couldn’t fire as it’s hard to get rid of anyone in the public sector and the pay was well below average.
    I guess some people are impressed with it when it’s on your CV but the reality, in the UK anyway, is don’t expect too much.
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