It's been a long time since there's been any updates here, so I thought I'd provide an update for those of you that are kind enough to stop by and visit from time to time.
If you don't know already, the Security Leak Magazine was published in paper form from 1986 through 1988, and it has lived on in archive form here since 2000 or so. Despite previous ambitions, there has been no new materials released since 1988.
I am, however, regularly tempted to rewrite all of the original materials and re-release them. My writing ability and style has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and I often have the desire to trash some of the original articles that I feel could be dramatically improved. In the 1980's, desktop publishing was still a very expensive endeavour, one which I couldn't afford at that time. The Internet and technology have levelled that playing field, so if you'd like to see new materials, please drop me an email and let me know... the more encouragement I get, the more likely I'll actually do it, and maybe even develop some new materials.
Huzzah! After two miserable years of waiting for a squatter to give it up, I've secured the SecurityLeak.com domain name! No more funky URLs are needed to get to this site, so be sure to adjust your bookmarks and links to reflect the new domain name. The .net address will now only be used for web hosting purposes.
The new content updates are obviously way behind schedule, as I've been spending a lot of time helping the SETI@Home team Team Ars Technica Lamb Chop regroup and grow. Once things settle down on that front, I hope to devote more time to Security Leak once again.
I'm upgrading the server's email software, and hope to soon restore the Security Leak email addresses that have been inactive since I began hosting the site myself. Until they are restored, you can still contact me via email.
Some long-overdue, wonderful things have finally happened! You'll notice the site has been completely overhauled with a new look, and the long-awaited text editions of issues 4 and 5 are finally online! I'd also like to thank Tom Lane and Juan Ochoa for contributing their wonderful artwork!
New materials are still in the works, and I am looking for both art and written contributions. I hope you enjoy the new look, thank you for your complements and keep the suggestions coming!
After far too long, nearly 13 years, all five original issues are now online in text form in the Issue Archive. Each issue's table of contents provides a brief contextual paragraph discussing that issue's place in the magazine's evolution. You'll notice that each issues content and look improves (frankly, some of the earliest content is embarrasing, but that's life!)
Most of you have heard about or witnessed first-hand the tremendous chaos that's happened in the technology sector, in which I've been employed for nearly 10 years. Like many others, these times have caused unexpected changes for me which has taken my time away from SLM until things settle down.
Given that, I still intend to bring you new materials, including the long-advertised "Ascension of the Noble Houses" feature that picks up where classic Traveller left off, telling how noble houses, guilds and Orders have gained power during the Third Imperium's destruction. Also coming later will be a "Best of Security Leak" articles collection, containing substantially enhanced and completely rewritten versions of materials that appeared in the original five printed issues.
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