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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,” […]

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 […]

Flappy Bird goes viral – literally

According to reports, about 80 percent of the clonings of the popular smartphone game ‘Flappy Bird’ contain virus. The viruses were observed sending messages and making phone calls without permission, while their main goal is to call premium numbers in order to steal money from users. Other than that, they can gather information about the […]

Happy birthday: 31 years to the computer virus

Thirty-one years ago, in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa. , a boy in the ninth grade, Richard Skrenta decided it is not enough for him to put glue on lockers of friends or pick on some weaker kid. No, not Skrenta. He wanted to take his antics to a different level. To understand what was […]

Facebook virus: Distribution brings the solution

A Facebook attack started yesterday evening spread throughout the world. Still not clear what was its goal, but it’s probably another attempt to create a computer network attack for a wider future assault. Reason for optimism: The high explosive might of the virus will eventually bring the solution. A likely scenario is possible for the […]