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  • n  a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
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  • A Brief History of Apple Hacking
    Rich Skrenta claims to have written the world's first computer virus--on an Apple. In 1982 Skrenta coded what he called 'Elk Cloner,' a virus that spread via floppy disks in the days before computers had hard drives, or for that matter, any security measures. The virus infected thousands of machines, but was harmless: It merely displayed a poem across the user's screen. An excerpt: 'It will get ...
    June 12, 2013 - Forbes
  • FBI, APD warn of computer virus
    Amarillo, TX -- A computer virus freezes computers, demands money.
    June 8, 2013 - KFDA-TV Amarillo
  • Kim Komando column: Five signs your computer is infected
    Oh, the not-so-humble computer virus. For decades, it's been making computer users miserable.
    June 8, 2013 - Green Bay Press-Gazette

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