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Computer Viruses: Myth or Reality?

Howard Israel
National Computer Security Conference Proceedings (10th): Computer Security - From Principles to Practices, 21-24 September 1987, pp.226-230
September 1987

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This paper will show that a computer virus [COHEN] may be no more a threat to computer systems than a Trojan Horse and any protection mechanism that will work against a a Trojan Horse will also work against against computer virus, specifically a mandatory policy (e.g. [BELL/LAP] [BIBA]) In addition, it will discuss two possible protection mechanissms that address the Trojan Horse threat.

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