Kansas auditors crack 1,000 passwords

Tuesday, 11 November 2003, 5:05 PM EST

The Kansas Health and Environment Department has serious IT security and disaster recovery problems, the state’s legislative auditor has found. The auditors said they used password-cracking software to decipher more than 1,000 of the department’s passwords—including several administrative passwords—or 60 percent of the total, in three minutes.

The department began fixing the security weaknesses and other problems found in its systems as soon as it learned of them, department secretary Roderick L. Bremby said in response to the report.

“The department’s antivirus system was badly flawed, allowing computers to become infected with a large number of different viruses, worms and Trojan horses,” said the report, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Information Systems: Reviewing the Department’s Management of Those Systems.

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