Risks to the public in computers and related systems

Peter G. Neumann
2003 Software engineering notes  
Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual disclaimers apply. We address problems relating to software, hardware, and other circumstances that affect computer systems. To economize on space despite the enormously increasing volume of cases and the shrinking page limits, we tersify most items and include online pointers to items in the online
more » ... Risks Forum, where (R i j) denotes RISKS vol i number j. Cited RISKS items generally identify contributors and sources, together with URLs. Official RISKS archives are available at www.risks.org (which redirects to Newcastle and gets you nice html formatting and a search engine courtesy of Lindsay Marshall: http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/VL.IS.html [i.e., VoLume, ISsue] gets the specified issue); http://the.wiretapped.net/security/textfiles/risks-digest/; and ftp://www.sri.com/risks .
doi:10.1145/966221.966661 fatcat:oplsekieszfhvhykkcxlsravna