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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!

 

 

A bit belated but still worth commenting on, January 19th marked the 20th anniversary of the first computer virus. The virus named "Brain" was built into the boot sector of a floppy disk and passed along as other disks were inserted into the virus carry machine.

By today's standards the virus was actually quite harmless all it did was change the volume name of your disk to "(c) Brain". It's interesting how fast an entire industry was born, Norton Anti Virus hit the scene in 1990 and soon was tracking and battling 1,500 known viruses. Today over 150,000 viruses are alive and well in the world of computers.

A great online resource for those of you wanting more info on security check out Schneier on Security


Posted January 29, 2006 1:43 PM
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