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To demonstrate the flaws in physical security, these Aussies built a real Trojan Horse

2:00 PM -- Brian Contos, CTO of ArcSight Inc. and author of Enemy at the Water Cooler showed us this video during a presentation he gave last week on the convergence of physical and logical security. I laughed so hard I just had to share it with you.

In this three-minute video, a couple of Australian TV personalities show how they built an actual, Iliad-sized Trojan horse and filled it with several Greek soldiers. They then put it on a trailer and tried to get it through the gates of several "secure" locations, with hilarious results.

If you can stop laughing long enough, you may take a lesson from this: Sometimes, the most obvious attack vectors are the most likely to be overlooked.

If you've already seen this, we apologize. It was first broadcast on the Australian program The Chaser's War on Everything last fall, and it was subsequently played on ABC's Good Morning America. But even if you've seen it, you might want to save the URL -- this would be a great way to liven up your next security presentation.

— Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading