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Happy birthday computer virus!!

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Vodka, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Vodka

    Vodka JF-Expert Member

    Mar 17, 2012
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    Today is the day where first computer virus inverted;
    . Of course, in the early 1970s they weren't called computer viruses, but that doesn't make Bob Thomas's handiwork any less special. Creeper (named after a character in the old Scooby Doo cartoons) spread from BBN Technologies' DEC PDP-10 through Arpanet, displaying the message: "I'm the creeper, catch me if you can!" and messing with people's printers. One notable difference between this and the majority of viruses was the fact that it deleted old versions as it replicated itself. Incidentally, that would make 2012 the forty one anniversary of the first antivirus software: