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Army layers security blankets to guard networks
But most of the attacks could have been prevented if published fixes, identified in Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts, were in place on the hacked machines, said Lt. Col. John Quigg, chief of the ArmyÕs network security improvement program in the serviceÕs chief information office.
An IAVA is a digital list of computer vulnerabilities. They are reported monthly to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Quigg said. The alerts are also posted on Army networks and warn of basic security measures needed to ward off viruses, worms or hackers.
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