The Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Fri., 22 Sept., 1995

Net scoop

Two University of California computer boffins caused a stir this week when they detected a security flaw in the Intemet-browsmg software developed by stock market darling Netscape Communications. It turns outthat one of the brainy lads, Ian Goldberg, 22, hails from Toronto, where he attended that high-intellect incubator, University of Toronto Schools. According to his former math teacher, Al Fleming, young Ian was arguably Canada's strongest high-school math student, copping the Descartes national prize for whiz kids. He followed that with a stint at computer-mad University of Waterloo before heading off to grad school in California. And this is no narrow numbers nerd: one of his hobbies is football officiating.