Top CyberSecurity News For October 9th 2016

  1. History of malware. From GData Software. 

A brief history of viruses, worms and Trojans

The 20th birthday of the first officially announced virus has just passed. Many other “milestones” in the development of viruses, worms and Trojans are contained in the following summary.

1949

The theoretical preliminary work on computer viruses goes back as far as 1949. John von Neumann (1903-1957) developed the theory of self-reproducing automatons. However the details of the technical implementation were not conceivable at this time.

1970er In Core Wars programs written in so-called Redcode are at war with each other. They fight to survive in the memory area. So-called impulses spread through memory and delete addresses at random. There were also a few versions which could copy themselves. This is where the roots of computer viruses lie.

(More on the site..)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s