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2006.05.24

Security is a Problem of the Weakest Link

While attending the ICSE 2006 conference I stayed at the Tong Mao hotel. My room featured an impressive-looking safe: thick steel, two bolts, and a digital lock.

Here is a picture of the safe:
The hotel's safe

Despite its formidable appearance, the safe isn't bolted into anything stable, and thus one can pick it up, put it in a bag, and leave.
isn't bolted to anything stable

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