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Robert Morris, Pioneer in Computer Security, Dies at 78

Jul 01, 2011, 06:03 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Robert Morris, a cryptographer who helped develop the Unix computer operating system, which controls an increasing number of the world's computers and touches almost every aspect of modern life, died on Sunday in Lebanon, N.H. He was 78.

"Beginning in 1970, he worked with the Unix research group at Bell Laboratories, where he was a major contributor in both the numerical functions of the operating system and its security capabilities, including the password system and encryption functions. "

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