Dear Readers,

We have a good selection of articles for the summer doldrums, and I hope that many of you are traveling to cool climates to attend security conferences during the season. Please consider donating a conference review to Cipher. Staying at home and reading a good book? If it is a computer security book, consider writing a review for Cipher. And if the latest news about security flaws in operating systems or applications causes you to shake your head in dismay, send it on to Cipher for the enjoyment of our readers.

Thought for the summer: are firewalls contributing to global warming? Discuss amongst yourselves.

Hilarie Orman
Cipher Editor