Insecure, Outdated Computers Put Your Data at Risk
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 668 , Segment 5
Episode: Kenyan Elections, History of Halloween, "Mormon Octopus"
- Oct 25, 2017 11:00 pm
- 19:42 mins
Guest: Douglas Schmidt, PhD, Associate Chair of Computer Science and Engineering, Professor of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University Nearly 150 million people had their personal information stolen by hackers because Equifax – the credit monitoring company – failed to update some of the software it uses. In other words, the hack was completely avoidable. The software problem was known – there was even a fix for it that had been available for two months before Equifax was hacked.