Compuer virus are 40 years old

Creeper was the very first computer virus, it used to gained access via the ARPANET and displayed the message “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!” . The Creeper would start to print a file, but then stop, find another Tenex system, transfer to the other machine (along with its external state, files, etc.), and then start running on the new machine, displaying the message again etc …..

The program rarely if ever actually replicated itself; rather, it jumped from one system to another, attempting to remove itself from previous systems as it propagated forward.


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