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  1. Computer Virus

    CHAPTER 1 COMPUTER VIRUS DEFINITION AND HISTORY A. Computer Virus Definition A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user. The term “virus” is also commonly used, albeit erroneously, to refer to many different ty

  2. A Look Into the Computer Virus

    A Look Into The Computer Virus by, Michael Ross Engineering 201.02 January 22, 1997 Most of us swap disks with friends and browse the Net looking for downloads. Rarely do we ever consider that we are also exchanging files with anyone and everyone who has ever handled them in the pa

  3. Truth and Lies About the Computer Virus

    Truth and Lies About the Computer Virus Walk into any computer store today and there will be at least twenty or thirty computer virus programs. From the looks of it computer viruses have gotten out of hand and so has the business of stopping it. The computer user must cut through the media

  4. Computer Virus

    COMPUTER VIRUSES Cateye <1>WHAT IS A COMPUTER VIRUS: The term usually used to define a computer virus is: ' A computer virus is often malicious software which replicates itself' [ Podell 1987 for similar definition ] - COMPUTER VIRUSES ARE BASICALLY PROGRAMS, LIKE A SPREADSHEET OR A WORD PROCESSOR.

  5. Computer Virus

    Overview In the following report, "computer viruses" will be explained in detail. A lengthy and informative description of the evolution and history on microcomputer viruses will be given, to give you a background of their origin for some understanding of how they came to be. The next segment

  6. Mastering a Skill - Understanding Computer Technology

    One skill most people do not have but could benefit from is mastering computer skills. Mastering computer skills is beneficial to almost everyone who is trying to find a job. Computer skills are essential also to students, especially those who are enrolled in distance learning. Most companies if not

  7. Computer Crime: Prevention & Innovation

    Computer Crime: Prevention and Innovation Since the introduction of computers to our society, and in the early 80's the Internet, the world has never been the same. Suddenly our physical world got smaller and the electronic world set its foundations for an endless electronic reality. As we

  8. Computer Viruses

    A bit of history 2 November 1988 Robert Morris younger (Robert Morris), graduate student of informatics faculty of Cornwall University (USA) infected a great amount of computers, connected to Internet network. This network unites machines of university centres, private companies and governmental ag

  9. Computer Virus

    1.WHAT IS A COMPUTER VIRUS? A computer virus is simply a set of computer instructions or computer code that is written by some unscrupulous person.It is designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation. A virus might corrupt or delete data on a computer, or

  10. Computer Virus

    1. Definition: A computer virus is a program that makes copies of itself and infects files. The technical definition of a computer virus is "a self-replicating piece of computer code that can partially or fully attach itself to files or applications, and can cause your computer to do something yo

  11. Virus

    Leong Man Long 07018693 Up to the present, to define whether virus is organism or not are one of the most difficult problems. Even scientists can not give an explicit answer about what they are. For the several decades, many scientists try to deny virus is organism. However, their en

  12. Forensic Computer Analysis

    From the Paper: "The first step in a forensic computer analysis is to interview the investigators and the victims of a particular investigation. Interviews with the investigators and the victims help the analyst to gain a deeper understanding of the incident, learn about the results of investigatio

  13. Antiviruses

    Anti Virus Programs Everywhere you look you see some sort of computer. There everywhere from schools, to the grocery store checkout line, movie theatres and even in the shirt pockets of some businessmen. Back about ten years ago it was a chore to find someone with a computer, and the Internet pleas

  14. The Influence of Computer Viruses

    Topic : The influence of computer viruses Nowadays , most of our activities need computers .They are an excellent tool to help us solve quickly and effectively almost problems in our life. However, the computers are also very sensitive and may work wrongly if they are attacked by computer viru

  15. Polymorphic & Cloning Computer Viruses

    Polymorphic & Cloning Computer Viruses The generation of today is growing up in a fast-growing, high-tech world which allows us to do the impossibilities of yesterday. With the help of modern telecommunications and the rapid growth of the personal computer in the average household we are able to

  16. Safeguarding Against Computer Virus

    Have you ever come across a situation where you were working on the computer and the computer suddenly crashes ? Have you ever faced situations where, on inserting a floppy disk or flash disk, your computer fails to function properly? Have you ever faced situations in which , after running a softwar

  17. How Computer Viruses Work

    How computer viruses work Computer viruses are not understood very well, but they get your attention. Viruses show us how vulnerable we are, but they also show how open and worldly human beings have become. Microsoft and other large companies had to shut down all their e-mail systems when the "Me

  18. The E-Mail Hoax and the Virus

    The year 2000 hosted a variety of new computer viruses that brought ruthless destruction to many computer systems as well as widespread damage to many businesses. During this year, a malicious Trojan horse program attacked Microsoft, and the "Melissa" virus terrorized the cyber-community of users wh

  19. Computer Viruses

    Computer Viruses A virus is a program that copies itself without the knowledge of the computer user. Typically, a virus spreads from one computer to another by adding itself to an existing piece of executable code so that it is executed when its host code is run. If a virus if found, you shouldn

  20. Computer Crime Is Increasing

    Computer Crime Is Increasing A report discussing the proposition that computer crime has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. Introduction Computer crime is generally defined as any crime accomplished through special knowledge of computer technology. Increasing instances of white-coll

  21. Growing Threat of Computer Crimes

    Running head: THE GROWING THREAT OF COMPUTER CRIME The Growing Threat of Computer Crime Diana Ritter Baker College of Cadillac May 9, 2001 Abstract Computers have been used for most kinds of crime, including fraud, theft, larceny, embezzlement, burglary, sabotage, espionage, murder, and forgery, sin

  22. Computer Forensics

    The growing field of Computer forensics came into being as a response to the increasing amount of criminal activity that makes use of or targets computers and the internet. The field of computer forensics is still considered to be a relatively new field developing in the early to mid 1980’s with t

  23. Critical Review of the ‘Competitiv Advantage of a Nation’

    Why in the international competition some nations succeed and other fail? Is the one of most frequently asked questions in economic, because competition has become one of the most important thing of government and industry in every nation. Everybody is wondering why for example United States is th

  24. Are "Good" Computer Viruses Still a Bad Idea?

    Are "Good" Computer Viruses Still a Bad Idea? Vesselin Bontchev Research Associate Virus Test Center University of Hamburg Vogt-Koelln-Str. 30, 22527 Hamburg, Germany bontchev@fbihh.informatik.uni-hamburg.de [Editor's note: Vesselin's current email address is bon

  25. Computer Virus

    "Traces of the Stealth_c Virus have been found in memory. Reboot to a clean system disk before continuing with this installation…" This was the message staring back at me from one of the computer monitors at my office. Questions raced through my mind. "Stealth_c?" "What's a system disk?" "How a

  26. Computer Backup

    Computer Backup is a user insurance policy against Halloween trick or treats and other disasters. It is the key to user peace of mind regarding the preservation of user financial, personal and business files. Computer Backup may save user the hundreds or thousands of dollars it will take to recreate

  27. How to Keep Your Computer Virus Free

    How to keep your computer virus free In an online classroom, where file attachments are commonly shared and instant messaging is a form of interacting with one another, students are vulnerable to viruses. College students consist of the only largest group (34%) of all identity theft targets. An inc

  28. Computer Viruses

    <b>Introduction</b><br>In the past decade, computer and networking technology has seen enormous growth. This growth however, has not come without a price. With the advent of the "Information Highway", as it's coined, a new methodology in crime has been created. Electronic crime has been responsible

  29. A Comprehensive History of Computer Languages

    A Comprehensive History of Computer Languages The history of computer languages can be traced back to the 1940's. In that day, the primitive nature of computers forced programmers to write hand-tuned assembly code. This was tedious and demanding. In 1948, a man named Konrad Zuse, published a p

  30. Uses of a Computer

    You want to purchase a new computer system. Your parents are willing to pay for the computer if you explain to them the major parts and functions of a computer system. List and describe the major parts and functions of the computer system A computer is an electronic device that follows instructio