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If you are interested in the history of internet security I can recommend you to read this article on the cisco homepage.

Two interesting facts:

On November 2, 1988, something happened that changed the Internet forever. Reporting this incident, Peter Yee at the NASA Ames Research Center sent a note out to the TCP/IP Internet mailing list that reported, "We are currently under attack from an Internet VIRUS! It has hit Berkeley, UC San Diego, Lawrence Livermore, Stanford, and NASA Ames. Of course, this report was the first documentation of what was to be later called The Morris Worm.

The first commercial firewall was configured for and delivered to the first customer, a large East Coast-based chemical company, on June 13, 1991. 
That product was called DEC SEAL. The implementor of it is called Marcus J. Ranum




Posted on Saturday, November 5, 2005 10:38 AM Misc | Back to top

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