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Re: Lack of Security

  • From: Dominic J. Eidson
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 23:32:55 2001

On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Dave Stewart wrote:

> At 09:42 PM 9/12/2001, Robert Hough wrote:
> >The security we display in most aspects of our society echo the same
> >security we display in most of our networks as well.
> >
> >Now ask yourself, why was it so easy to hijack these planes? Because we
> >have sacrificed security for convenience - and our enemy used that
> >against us. Well, something to chew on. G'Night.
> Can someone explain to me how only allowing ticketed passengers past 
> security checkpoints is going to accomplish anything toward increased 
> security?  The only thing I can even dream of is that it will reduce the 
> number of people passing the checkpoints.

And by reducing the number of people passing the checkpoint, you can more
thoroughly check a higher number of people. 

Dominic J. Eidson
                                        "Baruk Khazad! Khazad ai-menu!" - Gimli