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HUMAN-NETS Digest V8 #26

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Aug 13, 1985, 12:20:12 PM8/13/85
From: Charles McGrew (The Moderator) <Human-Nets-Request@Rutgers>

HUMAN-NETS Digest Sunday, 11 Aug 1985 Volume 8 : Issue 26

Today's Topics:

Computers and the Law - Phone Breaking &
Carbonless Forms for Credit Cards (2 msgs),
Computer Networks - DOD BBS Tracks Export Licenses,
Announcements - Forum on Risks to the Public &
Call for papers: OIS-86


Date: Tue 6 Aug 85 11:22:16-EDT
From: Wang Zeep <G.ZEEP%MIT-...@MIT-MC.ARPA>

The problem with phone hacking is that one can get free calls anywhere
in the country with a power drill and a carbide bit (and a payphone).

I haven't seen anybody in the press decrying home hobbyists who own
carbide-tipped drill bits, or complaining about hardware stores that
sell them.

[No, I will not tell you how to drill phones.]



Date: Mon, 5 Aug 85 17:09 MST
Subject: Computers and the Law

From: David Pickett, Honeywell System M (Multics), Phoenix.
The telephone credit card has long been the security farce of the
nation. Mine carries the "secret" number in large, easily readable
indelible credit card lettering on the face. When the installation of
phones with magnetic readers begins, you will have to flash this
beauty in all sorts of public places. They will start the
installations where they have the most solidly established pattern of
fraud, so as to ensure the maximum number of hungry eyes. Then,
hungry eyes can take your number to those places where the
surveillence is minimum, places that coincidentally didn't get the
magnetic readers yet. Perhaps the readers will be small enough so
that we can cut the card into two parts, one with the number to
hide/burn/whatever, and one with the magnetic stripe and signature (so
that you can prove ownership, if necessary). And will the
"transition" be over in our lifetimes?
In a related note, only Sunoco has had the foresight to get rid
of carbons so far as I can see. But the right way will probably be
the use of non-unaided-human readable credit identity on the card
only. Mobil is using the stripe in preference to the imprint, but my
stripes live about 2 months despite special care.


From: tanner <,@ucf.CSNET:tan...@ki4pv.uucp>
Subject: Carbonless Forms for Credit Cards (vol 8 iss 25)
Date: Wed Aug 7 20:26:40 1985

Just yesterday, I ran across these things. If they are here in the
booming metropolis of DeLand today, they'll most likely be in your
city sometime early next week.

tanner andrews, systems
<std disclm> <employer disclm>


Date: 9-Aug-85 12:15 PDT
From: William Daul / McDonnell-Douglas / APD-ASD <WBD.TYM@OFFICE-2>
Subject: Bulletin Board Tracks Delayed Export Licenses

From: MINI-MICRO SYSTEMS/August 1985 pg. 24

The Department of Defense has initiated an electronic bulletin
board to help exporters track their export licenses by telephone.
Called the Export License Status Adcisor (ELISA), the service can
be used to check the progress of export license applications that
have been referred from the Department of Commerce to the DOD for
review. ELISA's phone number is (202) 697-6109.


Date: Thu 1 Aug 85 15:56:07-PDT
From: Peter G. Neumann <Neu...@SRI-CSLA.ARPA>
Subject: Forum on Risks to the Public in Computer Systems

There is a new on-line forum on Risks to the Public in the Use of
Computer Systems. It will be refereed sufficiently to ensure only
constructive discussion on that subject. The aims are stated in the
first issue, dated 1 Aug 85. Bug your system gurus to set up a BBOARD
service (e.g., <BBOARD>RISKS.TXT) and/or a local forwarding service,
and have them inform RISKS-REQUEST@SRI-CSL. Contributions to
RISKS@SRI-CSL. Back issues will be available on SRI-CSL.ARPA under
<RISKS>, where "vol" and "no" are the volume and number.
Thus, Volume 1 No 1 may be FTPed from <RISKS>RISKS-1.1, but please set
up local services if there are more than a few readers on your system
to avoid transmission of many private copies on the network. The
coordinator is Peter G. Neumann <NEUMANN@SRI-CSL>. PGN



"RISKS" is a distribution list for discussion of issues related to
risks to the public in the use of computer systems. It has
sponsorship of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
(Chaired by Peter G. Neumann), but is open to everyone.

Contributions are welcome on a wide range of relevant topics
bearing on the stated subject. Contributors are requested to avoid
overt political statements, personal attacks, flames, etc.
Inappropriate submissions will be rejected.

Back issues may be FTPed from SRI-CSL files
where "vol" and "no" are volume and number. <RISKS>Risks-1.1 was
issued 1 Aug 85.

All requests to be added to or deleted from this list, problems,
questions, etc., should be sent to RISKS-REQUEST@SRI-CSL. Adding a
BBOARD address is preferable to individual net addresses, to keep
net traffic down.

Coordinator: Peter G. Neumann <NEUMANN@SRI-CSL>



Date: Thu, 8 Aug 85 02:50 EDT
From: Carl Hewitt <Hew...@MIT-XX.ARPA>
Subject: Call for papers: OIS-86

* *
* *
* October 6-8, 1986 *
* Biltmore Plaza Hotel *
* Providence, RI *

General Chair: Carl Hewitt, Program Chair: Stanley Zdonik,
MIT Brown University

Treasurer: Gerald Barber, Local Arrangements: Andrea Skarra,
Gold Hill Computers Brown University

An interdisciplinary conference on issues relating to office
information systems sponsored by ACM/SIGOA in cooperation with Brown
University and the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Submissions from the following fields are solicited:

Anthropology Artificial Intelligence
Cognitive Science Computer Science
Economics Management Science
Psychology Sociology

Topics appropriate for this conference include (but are not restricted
to) the following:

Technologies including Display, Voice, Telecommunications, Print, etc.

Human Interfaces
Deployment and Evaluation
System Design and Construction
Goals and Values
Knowledge Bases and Reasoning
Distributed Services and Applications
Indicators and Models
Needs and Organizational Factors
Impact of Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Unpublished papers of up to 5000 words (20 double-spaced pages) are
sought. The first page of each paper must include the following
information: title, the author's name, affiliations, complete mailing
address, telephone number and electronic mail address where
applicable, a maximum 150-words abstract of the paper, and up to five
keywords (important for the correct classification of the paper). If
there are multiple authors, please indicate who will present the paper
at OIS-86 if the paper is accepted. Proceeedings will be distributed
at the conference and will later be available from ACM. Selected
papers will be published in the ACM Transactions on Office Information

Please send eight (8) copies of the paper to:

Prof. Stan Zdonick
OIS-86 Program Chair
Computer Science Department
Brown University
P.O. Box 1910
Providence, RI 02912

DIRECT INQUIRIES TO: Rita Desormeau (401) 863-3302



Deadline for Paper Submission: February 1, 1986
Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 1986
Deadline for Final Camera-Ready Copy: July 1, 1986
Conference Dates: October 6-8, 1986



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