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The first IBM PC compatible “in the wild” computer virus

One of the first real widespread infections, was “Brain” in 1986. From then, the number of viruses has grown exponentially. Most of the computer viruses written in the early and mid-1980s were limited to self-reproduction and had no specific damage routine built into the code. That changed when more and more programmers became acquainted with […]

What is Malware?

Malware, short for “malicious software,” includes any software (such as a virus, Trojan, or spyware) that is installed on your computer or mobile device. The software is then used, usually covertly, to compromise the integrity of your device. Most commonly, malware is designed to give attackers access to your infected computer. That access may allow […]

The first known computer virus appeared in 1971

“Theory of self-reproducing automata”, the first known computer virus appeared in 1971 and was dubbed the “Creeper virus”. This computer virus infected Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) PDP-10 mainframe computers running the TENEX operating system. The Creeper virus was eventually deleted with a program known as “The Reaper” created by Ray Tomlinson. Some people consider “The […]

Why virus protection alone is not enough

Fact: Virus protection is helpful in staving off cyberattacks. Myth: It is the only tool you need for safe computing. Pretty much everyone who uses the Internet is bound to encounter one of those online ads that promises to defend your entire computer. The ad begins with some variation on the idea that “your computer isn’t safe,” […]

The Equation Infection

With the NSA leak of documents by Edward Snowden, a wave of information exposure has started on the scope of monitoring the activities of other intelligence agencies around the world. From time to time more information is exposed about the depth of this monitoring activity and on the other hand, how much we are exposed […]

Signs and symptoms of system infection.

Signs and symptoms on system infection.     Signs and symptoms are first things noticed in case of biological virus infection. Doctor’s questions and notifications are about symptoms and signs of the patient. Sign and symptoms are mechanisms to discover an infection as well as distinguish between different infections.   While we are talking about […]