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A History Of Computer Viruses - Introduction

Harold Highland
Computers & Security, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp.412-415
ISSN 0167-4048

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The following series of articles are taken from Harold's Computer Virus Handbook, published by Elsevier Advanced Technology in 1990. Viruses have moved on a long way since then, but the extracts published here provide a useful background in virus development, and contain much information that is still relevant today. It is also interesting to note that Harold introduces the Macro Virus concept a few years before it became more widely identified as a major problem.

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