Bruce Schneier brings joy to our lives with such wonderous observations...
Is Everything a Bomb these Days?
In New Mexico, a bomb squad blows up two CD players, duct-taped to the bottoms of church pews, that played pornographic messages during Mass. This is a pretty funny high school prank and I hope the kids that did it get suitably punished. But they're not terrorists. And I have a hard time believing that the police actually thought CD players were bombs.
Meanwhile, Irish police blew up a tape dispenser left outside a police station.
And not to be outdone, the Dutch police mistook one of their own transmitters for a bomb. At least they didn't blow anything up.
Okay, everyone. We need some ideas, here. If we're going to think everything weird is a bomb, then the false alarms are going to kill any hope of security.
Posted on February 23, 2007 at 12:38
Thank you for trying to keep the real issues of Security in proper perspective.
(I usually don't/won't quote an entire post but I just couldn't help myself. This is just too good. Thanks again, Bruce.)