Monthly Archives: January 1991

A long time ago …

Firefighters trying to save an abandoned conve...

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I was asked to play intelligent hacking nerd for an insurance company. They were willing to spend 50.000 guilders, a lot of money at the time, to set up (inter)net security. The web was rather young, firewalls did exist but were rather “new”, and the percentage of inhabitants involved in hacking activities higher, as they had been part of the first wave of colonists. The porn boom would start soon after.
As it turned out they wanted to insure a burning building