Cyber front has favorable bytes

Monday, 23 August 2004, 12:36 PM EST

In a post-9/11 world, even the computers that run the Olympics have color-coded warnings for threats.

"Green is good. Red is very bad," says Jean Chevallier, executive vice president of Atos Origin, Paris-based head of the Games' $400 million information system. In between are yellow (mild) and orange (more alarming).

Halfway through the Athens Olympics, the worst anyone has seen here is "a light yellow," Chevallier says. The threat? Some news people have unplugged official terminals in the press centers and tried to tap into the network with their own laptops, apparently thinking they can surf the Internet.

They got nowhere.

By Patrick O'Driscoll at USA Today.

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