This Day In Tech Events That Shaped the Wired World Nov. 10, 1983: Computer ‘Virus’ Is Born

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1983: Fred Cohen, a University of Southern California graduate student, gives a prescient peek at the digital future when he demonstrates a computer virus during a security seminar at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. A quarter-century later, computer viruses have become a pandemic for which there’s no inoculation. Cohen inserted his proof-of-concept code into a Unix … Read More