Trade Military Secrets With Your iPod

There might be easier ways to infiltrate the DOD than Jack Bauer-style espionage. A New Zealand man was able to get 60 free pages of sensitive military intelligence, including personal contact information of personnel, with an MP3 player he bought second-hand at an Oklahoma thrift store.


The self-effacing Chris Ogle discovered the top-secret files while trying to download music back home in New Zealand. He contacted the Pentagon about the information in due course and they are said to be handling the situation. Salon's advice to would-be MP3 player sellers: restore to factory settings.

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