History of Computer Virus (Part 1)

The concept of a computer virus is actually quite old. The famous mathematician and computing pioneer John von Neumann wrote a paper called "The Theory and Organization of Complicated Automata" where he proposed the idea of a computer program that could replicate. Some proof-of-concept viruses were written since then, mostly for the sake of intellectual curiosity, and in 1984 Fred Cohen performed the first rigorous academic study of such self-replicating programs that could attach themselves to other programs.

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Uploaded - 17 Oct 2012


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