Sunday, August 1, 2010

Schneier on Security: Pork-Filled Counter-Islamic Bomb Device

Schneier on Security

A blog covering security and security technology.

« WPA Cracking in the Cloud | Main | DNSSEC Root Key Split Among Seven People »

July 27, 2010

Pork-Filled Counter-Islamic Bomb Device

Okay, this is just weird:

Mark S. Price, a specialist in public security, and his privately held company, Paradise Lost Antiterrorism Network of America (, have recently applied to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a Utility Patent on their Suicide Bomb Deterrent, a security device designed, manufactured and distributed by PLAN-A. This device has been designed to warn and deter potential fanatical religious suicide bomb-wielding terrorists from otherwise detonating an explosive charge within close proximity of said device, to the intended end of successfully accomplishing its namesake purpose of Suicide Bomb Deterrent and the protecting and preserving of all life and property otherwise in mortal and destructive danger.

Reading the partial patent application on their minimal website, it appears to be a packet of pork product, combined with a big sign saying something like: "Warning. If you blow up a bomb right here, you'll get pork stuff all over you before you die -- which might be suboptimal from a religious point of view."

This appears to not be a joke.

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 12:33 PM69 Comments

To receive these entries once a month by e-mail, sign up for the Crypto-Gram Newsletter.

Posted via email from rakista's posterous

No comments: