Forum On Risks To The Public In Computers And Related Systems

The RISKS Bulletin Board was created in the mid-1980's by ACM to bring the risks of the use of computers to the attention of computer professionals and the public. Moderated by Peter Neumann of SRI International, RISKS has been a tremendous source of information and debate regarding the involvement of computers in a myriad accidents, events, and happenings. Some of it has, admittedly, been supposition, other parts have really come to some sincere conclusions about what happened, why it happened, etc.

A monthly summary of RISKS is published in the Communications of the ACM, usually on the back page under the title "Inside RISKS". The collection of articles accessible here are searchable by keyword on the titles of the subject lines of the entries. The collection may be found at in Europe! It is requested that you do not perform searches on this collection during "working hours". Remember that the UK is five hours in advance of the US, and thus we might consider working hours to be 3:00 am to 1:00 pm EST.

Last updated 96/05/31
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