@Mark Russinovich, thanks for choosing my comment from among the other great posts on this page. It's an honor to receive a signed copy of Trojan Horse. I promise not to use its powers for 3vil. >
Wow- I can't believe that no one took this name before I did.
Spoiler Alert Part III
@Jamezs. It seems like your second scenario (Setting the date past 9/11) would work unless the trigger parameter was greater than or equal to 9/11.
My questions are: Am I correct in assuming that the time settings are being provided to the client machines by the server(s). How could a company like Fischerman, Platt & Cohen not notice that the time settings were wrong on all of their workstations?