15-290 / 19-211 Computers and Society

Homework 9 - due April 21, 2005

Reading assignment: Quinn 7

1. Do "review question" 9 on page 323 of Quinn.

2. Spend some time reading several issues of The RISKS Digest. Pick a computer-related risk discussed in one of the articles and find some additional information about it by finding relevant news articles, information from the manufacturer of relevant hardware or software, etc. Describe the risk, what caused it, and what has or might be done to prevent it. Be sure to cite your sources (including the RISKS articles and the other information you found).