September 12, 2011

Celebrating 25 years of computer viruses

During the kickoff of the Defcon conference in Las Vegas, the Chief Technical Officer of F-Secure, Mikko Hyponnen, showed an item that’s a blast from the past: a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk. While the floppy disk is interesting enough as it is, it is no ordinary disk. It houses the first computer virus that was kept in a lockbox in F-Secure’s headquarters.

In the article, you can read what was in the mindset of the authors of the virus, as well as how viruses have changed during the years and how we have changed with them.

Link: Destroying your systems for 25 years

Defcon is one of the world’s largest hacker conventions. Starting in 1993, it has been held every year in Las Vegas and has attracted everyone from IT professionals to journalists to federal government employees.

Have you been affected by a computer virus? Know anybody that has? Have you written a virus? Drop a line and let’s hear you!

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