>> S.F. mayor gets keys to city’s computer

A team of code crackers brought in from Cisco Systems had been working around the clock to try to decipher Childs’ codes, but with only marginal success. “It wasn’t cheap and I just couldn’t see us keep spending that kind of money,” Newsom said. Then, out of the blue, Childs’ lawyer, Erin Crane, called the mayor’s office Monday afternoon, offering a jailhouse meeting. Childs, according to the lawyer, was ready to give up the codes – but only to the mayor, who had gone out of his way in his public comments not to portray Childs as some sort of monster.

S.F. mayor gets keys to city’s computer

Alla fine il social engineering e la politica hanno ottenuto il risultato voluto.