August 2007
Electronic Voting Machines (1 August 2007)
Are Secure Systems Possible? (3 August 2007)
Dealing With Security Problems (6 August 2007)
Minnesota Court Orders Release of Alcohol Breath Tester Source Code (10 August 2007)
Safes, Locks, and Override Codes (14 August 2007)
The Skype Outage (20 August 2007)
Defending Against the Owner (24 August 2007)
The Amtrak Ticket System Outage (26 August 2007)
Update on the Amtrak Outage (28 August 2007)
The FBI and Computer Security (Updated) (29 August 2007)

Update on the Amtrak Outage

28 August 2007

It seems that the press reports I mentioned about the Amtrak outage were not correct. A later report asserts that the problem was with a circuit breaker panel, and that the delay in restoring service was because of how long it took to get the new part.

The new article confirms, though, that Amtrak did have plans for passenger service during such an outage. That’s excellent, even if some station agents were unaware of the backup procedure.