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Motto: "How would you cross a bridge when you've got a cabbage, a goat and a wolf with you?"

It's an algorithm to test the candidates for manager positions in the CNI. I don't know how many people from those who are in the Romanian IT world could have imagined the occurrence of a Corcotoi-gate here, on the Mioritza's land where we fight anything but not what we should. Except the political connotations of the scandal (N.B. storming beginning, the lack of comments the second day after the debut) the question may arise: in what way a decent, if not an indestructible security may be assured? More serious things have happened in more important places but something like that seems hard to believe even if we live in a country where cigarettes smuggling is done by plane on military airports and here the wolf may be shepherd and the goat - keeper of the cabbage. Of course, the above question has an answer in the world of the experts but is it any good for those who have no idea of the utility of a laptop and order one for the secretary? They should take lessons. They should concern themselves with what happens to their mail. They should be allowed to use such devices only after passing a minimal test and proving that they have the least piece of idea of what information means. You will tell me it's a common sense point and that's right. The question is what the services paid to ensure the security of this information have done so far. It's a rhetorical question, don't worry. They have done nothing. Security may be maintained, in principle, only when several persons (services) are employed to ensure it. Who supervises it, if it's only one? The moment when you decide to protect your confidential data ask the people employed to provide the security which mechanism prevents them from accessing your computer. Check what you're told or appeal to other people if you're not able to do it yourself. Ask for privacy when you enter your passwords. Ask that passwords should not have a specific length and check if there is any possibility to decode the passwords. Ask that personal passwords shouldn't be used anywhere else but in your accounts. Ask for a means to register any accessing of the computer and check it. Nothing is unbeatable but you may at least answer as my friend Grisha does: " Grisha, I'll beat you up." "But I'll bother you like hell in the meantime!" Don't be mean with security, as you'll loose more that way!

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