How Computer Viruses Work


Subject:
Computers , Viruses

Description:
Introduction to the operation of the computer virus, "a small piece of software that piggybacks on real programs," and the worm, "a small piece of software that uses computer networks and security holes to replicate itself." Topics include virus origins, virus history, virus evolution, email viruses, worms, and how to protect your computer from viruses. Includes links to related material on subjects such as computer firewalls and 10 worst viruses. From HowStuffWorks.

Creator:
Brain, Marshall

Publisher:
HowStuffWorks, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/virus.htm


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