Computer viruses are celebrating their 40th birthday (well, 54th, really), (Tue, Feb 6th)

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Although "cyber security" is a relatively new field, it already has quite an interesting history, and it is worthwhile to look back at it from time to time. One historical event, that took place in February of the Orwellian year 1984, and which – therefore – celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, was publishing of Federic Cohen’s paper entitled "Computer viruses: Theory and experiments"[1], which is often cited as the origin of the term "computer virus".

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