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Reply to `Comment on "A Framework for Modelling Trojans and Computer Virus Infection"' by E. Mäkinen

Harold Thimbleby, Stuart Anderson, Paul Cairns
THE COMPUTER JOURNAL, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2001, pp.324-325
March 2001

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Computer viruses are a worrying real-world problem, and a challenge to theoretical modelling. In this issue of the Computer Journal, Erkki Mäkinen proposes universal Turing machines in a critique of an earlier paper, `A framework for modelling Trojans and computer virus infection' (Thimbleby, H., Anderson, S. O. and Cairns, P. (1998) Comp. J., 41, 444-458). This short paper is a reply by those authors.

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