Robert Morris, 1932-2011
June 29, 2011 10:41 PM Subscribe
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Robert Morris, a pioneer in the field of computer security, early major contributor to the UNIX operating system, and father of Robert Tappan Morris (author of the Morris Worm), has died at 78
Morris was described in the book The Cuckoo's Egg
where he challenged author Clifford Stoll with mathematical brain teasers after a meeting regarding the hacker Stoll was tracking. His three golden rules of computer security: "do not own a computer; do not power it on; and do not use it."