Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Creepy Anniversary to Consider

If you think about it, we're here writing and reading about threats and defenses against threats to energy sector networks and software-centric systems because a long time ago, certain smart folks, some just curious and of good intent, others curious and dare I say it, evil, experimented with how they could manipulate computers across a network.

There's been so much heavy duty news lately that the 40th anniversary of the first computer virus is happening below the radar. But if you're curious and not evil, here's a nice short take on the first virus, called Creeper, by the Discovery News with some excellent links to more info.

And BTW, if you're a music buff, I've got a very different Creeper for you here - it's a version from the mighty blues harp master James Cotton on YouTube.

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