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Re: Totally OT, sorry; was (Re: Lack of Security)

  • From: Christian Kuhtz
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 10:22:25 2001

Leo Bicknell wrote:
> To keep this somewhat on topic, there is a general security parallel
> here that applies to planes, networks, millitary weapons and anything
> else you can imagine.  Someone on the inside with nothing to lose
> can essentially always get past security.  These people had spent
> years training to be pilots.  Taking another couple of years to be
> actual employed pilots of an air carrier would probably have been
> something they were willing to do, putting them right at the
> controls.  Employees behind firewalls can always copy the company
> secrets to a floppy and mail them to whoever they want.

Our "security" measures didn't work.  Lets not bother with "security" at all.