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Re: FAA worker gets a year in code theft
From: Gary Stock <gstock () nexcerpt com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:22:29 -0400

ISN:

Security, schmecurity :-)

What's _really_ wrong with this story?

InfoSec News wrote:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/metro/dupage/printedition/article/0,2669,SAV-0106130346,FF.html

A former engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration who stole
the only copy of a computer code crucial to monitoring air traffic at
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   

O'Hare International Airport was sentenced Tuesday to a year in prison.
...
...Varlotta stole the only copy of the software program...
                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Yikes!!

Granted, it's a bit unclear whether the reporter thinks this is
'software program' source code, or 'a computer code' for secure
access... but either way, who decided (or failed to notice) there would
be only one copy?!?

GS

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  "The first thing you'll notice is, when the camera's plugged in..."
  Bill Gates, launching Windows XP Earthquake, Seattle, 28 Feb 2001


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