[TUHS] Happy birthday, Morris Worm!

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Thu Nov 2 13:46:50 AEST 2017


> the idiot hadn't tested it on an isolated network first

That would have "proved" that the worm worked safely, for
once every host was infected, all would go quiet.

Only half in jest, I have always held that Cornell was right
to expel Morris, but their reason should have been his lack
of appreciation of exponentials.

(Full disclosure: I was a character witnesss at his trial. A
little known fact is that the judge leaned on the prosecutor
to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor and accepted the felony
only when the prosecuter secured specific backing from 
higher echelons at DOJ.)

Doug McIlroy


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