Illumio Blog
December 29, 2016

The Amazing Grace Hopper

It was obvious at an early age that Grace Hopper (née Murray) had a natural curiosity for figuring out how things work. At age seven, Hopper was caught disassembling alarm clocks to understand how they fit back together. This curiosity proved to be a life-long trait, taking her to Vassar, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics; and then to Yale, where she earned her master’s degree in 1930 and her Ph.D. in mathematics, four years later.

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November 3, 2016

The Morris Worm: A secret bot, a design flaw, and the crippling of the Internet

You can picture it in your mind. It’s 1988. Graduate student Robert Tappan Morris is sitting on the MIT campus, designing an undetectable bot in a late-night coding marathon. There was no malice behind his actions. Instead his intention was to exploit vulnerabilities in network security by creating a program that would copy itself and spread.

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