Viruses: The First Ten Years

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  1. midway40

    midway40 Registered Member

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    I ran across this today and I thought it would be interesting to others. It is a brief history about viruses that was written back in '96.

    http://www.research.ibm.com/antivirus/timeline.htm

    Also interesting is the list of AV vendors back in '90. I only recognized a couple of names on the list. Though I have been online since '94 (anyone remember Tandy's PC-Link service?) I didn't start using an AV until 2000 after I stupidly opened a .vbs script which began to erase my hard drive. My first AV was CA's EZ-Trust if I remember correctly.
     
  2. axle00

    axle00 Registered Member

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    Well the "Elk Cloner" virus, came out in 1982, (4 years before the first virus the author has in his list) and was probably the first computer virus ever.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Cloner
     
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