Airlines' computer systems questioned according to this report carried on ….Tuesday, December 28, 2004 Posted: 1524 GMT (2324 HKT)

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — The cancellation of 1,100 Christmas
Day flights by Comair because of computer troubles is prompting calls
for more investments in backup systems and other technologies to
prevent further groundings and damage to an already struggling industry.

The article goes on to say
that while airlines could upgrade computers to handle more transactions
or buy high performance software a quoted security expert opines “its
my guess that it cheaper to absorb this loss….” who goes on to ask
the question: “If this kind of thing could happen by accident, what
would happen if the bad guys did this on purpose?”

originally Posted to by David Soul on 12/28/04; 8:44:18 PM
in the Errors section.


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