Unterschätzte Risiken: Testdaten

Die Geschichte endet etwas verworren, aber der Anfang passt als Fallstudie zum Thema produktionssicheres Testen:

»Embarrassed cops on Thursday cited a “computer glitch” as the reason police targeted the home of an elderly, law-abiding couple more than 50 times in futile hunts for bad guys.

Apparently, the address of Walter and Rose Martin’s Brooklyn home was used to test a department-wide computer system in 2002.«

(Computer snafu is behind at least 50 ‘raids’ on Brooklyn couple’s home)

Ob in diesem Fall wirklich Testdaten die Ursache sind, kann ich aus der Ferne nicht beurteilen. Plausibel ist es allemal.


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Sven Türpe is a computer scientist. His current research focus is on security engineering methods, techniques, and tools. All opinions expressed in this blog are his own.