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April 6, 2004 by

Hauri who?

Q&A In many ways, anti-virus companies owe their living to the United States National Science Foundation.In the late '80s, the NSF rejected a proposal by university professor Fred Cohen to further research the computer virus -- a term he coined in 1984 to describe a program that can "infect other programs by modifying them to include a possibly evolved copy of itself".

April 20, 2000 by

CIH: One Year Later

April 26th is the anniversary and most people have forgotten about the global damage done by the Chernobyl virus. According to Datafellows, the most common variant of this virus, CIH 1.

July 29, 1998 by

US Report: MS, Netscape scramble to fix security holes

Separate security loopholes recently uncovered in Windows NT and in Internet-based e-mail clients from Microsoft and Netscape Communications could provide hackers with access to users' computers and resources.The Window NT loophole -- known as a "privilege elevation attack" -- is enabled via a program called sechole.


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