Risks Digest

When this site was first written up in 2003, there were a lot of risks online. And that was before botnets, bank account phishing, and all sorts of other nasties.

While usually thought of as the bastion of techies, Risks, which was started in August 1985 by by the Committee on Computers and Public Policy of the Association for Computing Machinery, is a wide-ranging look at risks behind things well beyond being online, such as new risks associated with your smartphone. (Another, ongoing, example: computer-based voting machines. Will your vote really count?) A must-read for anyone in the accident prevention business, and those professionals working to reduce the risks involved with computer security and privacy. Just think how many stories wouldn’t be in This is True if the subjects thought about risks first!

(First published: 28 March 2003)

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