[funsec] Fun with (In)Security
pauls at utdallas.edu
Sat Jan 28 16:42:29 CST 2006
--On January 28, 2006 9:21:43 PM +0000 Fergie <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
> Personally, I believe a 'dirty bomb' is much more realistic.
That's probably true. The major problem that has to be overcome is weight.
The radioactive material has to be encased in lead. To get a quantity
sufficient to do major damage would require heavy equipment (large trucks)
and lift equipment to implant the device. This could be done, but doing it
without being detected somewhere along the way would be tricky.
> And the results could be pretty tragic...
That depends on a great deal of factors - wind speed and direction, time of
day, population density, etc., etc. There are many logistical problems to
overcome and each one increases the risk of exposure before detonation.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
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