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Re: Five days left to find the oldest data loss incident



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Do cipher disks count? Though not mechanical, I guess you could say
that they compute in a way similar to manual calculators i.e. the
abacus.

On Mon, 11 May 2009 12:39:47 -0400 Dragos Ruiu <dr@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>On 11-May-09, at 7:29 AM, Juha-Matti Laurio wrote:
>
>> The oldest documented vulnerability in computer security world
>is
>> password file disclosure vulnerability from 1965, found by Mr.
>Ryan
>> Russell.
>>
>> Open Security Foundation launched a competition in April to find
>the
>> oldest documented data loss incident.
>>
>> They have announced that the last day to make a submission is
>next
>> Friday - 15th May.
>>
>> The contest page is located at
>> http://datalossdb.org/oldest_incidents_contest
>>
>> Juha-Matti
>
>
>Mechanical computers are computers. The loss and the algorithmic
>crack
>of the Enigma machine circa 1939 should count - the story and
>break
>of the more difficult 4 rotor Naval Machine at Bletchley park
>recovered from the U-boat and cracked in 1941 is the most famous.
>
>http://users.telenet.be/d.rijmenants/en/enigmauboats.htm
>
>But I would nominate the break of the 3 Rotor Enigma circa 1939,
>by
>the Polish, as the first documented computer security
>vulnerability.
>
>http://www.avoca.ndirect.co.uk/enigma/index.html
>
>cheers,
>--dr
>
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