[TUHS] Happy birthday, Morris Worm!

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Thu Nov 2 10:06:38 AEST 2017


Hi Dave,

> (the author claimed that it was accidental, but the idiot hadn't
> tested it on an isolated network first). 

I don't think the author was an idiot;  things were different back then.
It's similar to Jordan Hubbard's rwall(1) mentioned here at the end of
September;  someone had to be the first to screw up.

He ended up a convicted felon, something I understand is quite serious
that side of the pond, that seems harsh, and it must have been quite
embarrassing for him given his father was Chief Scientist at NSA, having
moved on from Bell Labs:
https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/crypt.html

Without that wake-up call, and the good that came out of it, e.g. CERT
funding, it might have been a more rude awakening with more than time
burnt?

-- 
Cheers, Ralph.
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