posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:44 AM
reply to post by Medieval1028
I'll tell you a little story... In early 1988 I found out that a certain government's SCADA based security infrastructure could be shut down and
manipulated from outside of their "alleged" security perimeter. I took measures upon myself to do the right thing and develop a way to fix the
problem at low cost by changing the processor system, building in encryption software, etc. Once I had my plan in place and tested on a small demo
system, I went to the outside of the security perimeter armed with a jeep, a portable computer, receiver/transmitter, scanner and a home made modem
and tested my hypothesis fully, I was right, I shut it down. Of course I did turn it back on again quickly, but it was perceived as a glitch.
So I wrote a "white paper" on the problem, three simple pages of problem, solution and cost that even a career criminal, er I mean Colonel could
understand. He took it to my other boss and it came down to a choice, fix the security problem for $150k or get the Colonel his $100k birthday present
for all those jobs he shifted our way. You gotta know what happened next right?
They tried to kill me four times. The first time on a mined road on a border, the second time on a different border while a small campaign was going
on across the border (two other people died). The third time was a little more creative, I was poisoned with an experimental anesthetic during dental
surgery, heart stopped, boosted back, hemorrhaged for ten days. The last time was on a commercial flight, they had to empty the hold because they
found two suitcases with nitrates, ooops eh? I think the only reason I am still alive is dumb luck and I have all the "goods" and hard evidence
backed up in a number of different locations, a dead man's switch of sorts that will be launched like an informational ICBM in the event of even
rumors of my death;-) I know it sounds a little melodramatic, but governments and corporations are deadly serious when they see fit.
Moral of the story, "Sometimes when the job is done, so are the engineers." S+F because infrastructure is very important!
Cheers - Dave