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Happy birthday, computer viruses!

Creeper, the world’s first computer virus, was created in 1971.  Twenty years later, there were still only about 1300 viruses around the ‘net.  Today, forty years after Creeper, there are over 200 million virus varians “in the wild”.  What start out as proof of concept for how computers communicate has evolved into a complex “prank”, and now into the toolkit of the cybercriminal.

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