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Details on presidential motorcades, safe house for First Family, leak via P2P




Details on presidential motorcades, safe house for First Family, leak via P2P
Details on presidential motorcades, safe house for First Family, leak via P2P



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136053/Details_on_presidential_motorcades_safe_house_for_First_Family_leak_via_P2P?taxonomyId=17 

By Jaikumar Vijayan
July 29, 2009 
Computerworld 

Details about a U.S. Secret Service safe house for the First Family -- 
to be used in a national emergency -- were found to have leaked out on a 
LimeWire file-sharing network recently, members of the House Oversight 
and Government Reform Committee were told this morning.

Also unearthed on LimeWire networks in recent days were presidential 
motorcade routes and a sensitive but unclassified document listing 
details on every nuclear facility in the country, Robert Boback, CEO of 
Tiversa Inc. told committee members.

The disclosures prompted the chairman of the committee, Rep. Edolphus 
Towns, (D-N.Y.), to call for a ban on the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) 
software on all government and contractor computers and networks. "For 
our sensitive government information, the risk is simply too great to 
ignore," said Towns who plans to introduce a bill to enforce just such a 
P2P ban.

Tiversa is a Cranberry Township, Pa.-based provider of P2P monitoring 
services. In the past, it has served up dramatic examples of highly 
sensitive information found on file-sharing networks. In January for 
instance, the company disclosed how it had discovered sensitive details 
about the President's helicopter, Marine One, on an Iranian computer 
after a document leaked out over a P2P network.

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