Monday, November 28, 2005

Lesson II - Self Replicating Code Viruses

Running around outside during chilly winter months without a coat will put you on the fast track to developing a cold. Always has, and always will. Likewise, owning and using a PC (with or without a coat) makes you a potential victim for computer virus infections. Always has, and always will.
Over the past dozen years, we’ve seen dozens of virus threats that either caused hysteria or serious damage or a combination of the two. Viruses continue to be a constant menace to our everyday computing experience, despite the best efforts of anti-virus software vendors. And interestingly, the evolution of viruses over the years shows that although today’s viruses do not differ much from the physical structure of older viruses, they are changing their approach.

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