Cipher Issue 133, July 18, 2016, Editor's Letter

Dear Readers,

Gene Spafford reminds us that the deadline for nominations for the Computer Security Hall of Fame is only two days away (July 20). Consider speaking up for a luminary who has inspired your work or smoothed the path.

While looking forward to the Hall of Fame winners for 2016, we note with sadness the passing of a pioneer of computer security, Stephen T. Walker, first winner of the National Computer System Security Award.

Richard Austin, our constant security reader, brings us a review of book on email phishing. This is a remarkably effective, almost timeless, way of delivering malware or stealing credentials. Vigilance is the price of email freedom.

Nietzsche's computer: What doesn't crash me makes me stronger,

      Hilarie Orman