If, in fact, someone were to place dangerous code within one of our
critical system - set to activate on a certain date and time - the effect
would not be limited to a single city, state, or country. The effect
would be on every device containing the version of the
software - world-wide.
Police and fire communication systems was only an example. Other
examples include hospital records systems, medicine dispensing systems,
traffic systems, airport x-ray systems - you get the idea. The target
devices selected for this type of terrorist operation would depend on the
ease with which the terrorist cell was able to obtain access to the software
I had a relevant experience with a senior "Human Resources" person
at a major U.S. company. I was informed a copy or fax of
degree was sufficient to prove degree completion. I informed the HR
person the acceptable means of degree verification should be through the
granting university or through
http://www.studentclearinghouse.org for registered universities. If we don't even bother to properly verify degrees how do we
know an employee even has one? Web search result for "fake
degree" has response of 134,725. Top site (#1)
states "Employer verification facility".
Looks like the government needs to get involved to shut these places down.