I've threatened to do this for a while now...and I've finally got the motivation to do so.
I always said one of these days I need to write a book on all the crazy
computer stuff I've seen over the years. But then it dawned on
me...there is no real "timeline" out there of the history of computing
security. Sure, some of it is interlaced between the pages of other
computing history books or sites...but security is always an
So why "Perpetual Efforts in Futility"? I've had that name picked out
for years. Security has always been a cat-and-mouse game of seeing who
can outsmart the other. Malware writers and other malicious individuals
are always at odds with the security folks in a perpetual "war" which
will never really end.
So, using Blogger, I'm going to begin piecing together a timeline of the
history of computing security. Eventually, when everything is complete
to my satisfaction, maybe I'll even publish it as a book. Who knows!