It's not that difficult to get nuclear weapons, a statement that demands some degree of clarification. In Eclipse Phase, a setting with a thriving black market, mobile habitats that are nations unto themselves, and other such oh-so-useful things, it seems hard to believe that there isn't at least one group per faction that has at least a small stockpile of nuclear arms. Nuclear arms aren't the only WMD, of course; there are pathogens and nanoplagues and even just plain hacking the habitat's life support and opening all airlocks with the safeties off. However, nukes are by far the flashiest and therefore the favourite to discuss. My question is thus: What is to prevent someone (such as a particularly fanatical Jovian) from sneaking aboard a suitcase nuke? They might use, say, an invisibility cloak to get inside a habitat while the rest of the ship is searched by whatever security is about (they don't have to get far, just inside, especially if they're not concerned about coming back). Boom. For many small habitats, especially some lacking adequate emergency measures (such as vacuum-sealing doors), that would be that; the atmosphere would be vented, everyone inside potentially perma-dead. For larger ones, that's a significant amount of hurt, with, at the very least, a significant number of people dead. For a more patient killer, they could bring a specialized nano-hive or three and slowly use them to build the bomb out of pieces of the habitat itself, though that might get noticed by spimes. In any case, does anyone have any suggestions for countermeasures against nuclear suicide-bombing?
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