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There's A Virus In My Software

Philip Hilts
The Washington Post Weekly Edition, Page #38. May 23-29, 1988.
May 1988

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Tiny programs that are deliberately cause mischief are epidemic among computers and causing nervousness among those who monitor them. Since the first tests of the notion in 1983 that machines can catch and spread "information diseases," the computer world has reached the point at which as many as thirty instances of "computer virus" have been reported in the past year, affecting tens of thousands of U.S. computers alone.

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