Security researcher beguiled by email spoof
One would expect someone who is reading and contributing to comp.risks
since 1990 to know better, especially if he is also lecturing courses on
IT security, and has written a couple of papers in the area. Maybe it
was also a well deserved punishment for laughing at emails titled
"Valuable business proposition" and "Renew your e-bay account" (who is
so dumb so as to fall for these schemes?)
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I became a FreeBSD committer.
I've been using BSD Unix systems
since 1986 starting with 4.3 BSD on a pair of VAX 780 machines. In
1992, as a bored PhD student, I reimplemented sed(1) and contributed it
the unencumbered BSD version that was then being put together; it is now
part of the *BSD family. I crossed again paths with BSD software when
the prize of the 2000 Usenix technical conference ``win a pet Shark
contest'', Digital's Network Appliance Reference Design-DNARD, came with
a NetBSD boot image. I used that code for drawing about 500 examples
for my book
Code Reading: The Open Source Perspective (Addison-Wesley
2003), detailing how to read software code others have written
Since 2001 I 've been using
FreeBSD to control my home's security, communications, and entertainment
systems as described in a
SANE conference paper
in Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
(as an academic I have to live by the "publish or perish" motto).
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