Mini-Me: US Army Cyber Blocks Phi Beta Iota and/or Tiny URLs

Ineptitude, IO Impotency, Military
Who?  Mini-Me?
Who? Mini-Me?


“The message that you sent to an user with subject “Key references for you into the future” was not accepted for delivery since it contained URLs that Army Cyber Command has disallowed.”

Phi Beta Iota:  The message was to a serving flag officer, a long-standing fan of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).  When the link was deleted, a second rejection was received because the two memoranda, one for NATO and one for SOCOM, contained Phi Beta Iota links and/or tinyurl links.

Assuming the best, that it is the tiny urls rather than Phi Beta Iota that are confounding Army cyber, we have to wonder why they still have a job if they cannot handle validation of tiny urls on the fly….lazy trumps smart once again.

Here is the link and the two attachments that the US Army Cyber Command, in the infinite wisdom of its weakest officer, has decided not to allow anyone to access using official capabilities.

Search: NATO SOCOM Open Source Agency

DOC (6 Pages):  2013 Open Source Agency

PDF (2 Pages):  NATO WATCH Challenges and Solutions 4.0



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