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.