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    Default Happy Birthday - Computer Virus

    See here from PCWorlds sister publication computerworld, I always thought the worlds first computer virus was the Stoned virus, well learn something new everyday

    Stoned virus (aka NZs contribution to computing),
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoned_virus
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    Default Re: Happy Birthday - Computer Virus

    It was a Unix virus created at Berkley U. CA

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday - Computer Virus

    Who would have thought an Apple would be the first to be hit by a virus.


    I remember the stoned virus, probably the reason it was spread around so much is that people would knowingly pass it around to their mates. Viruses were a novelty back then.
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    Default Re: Happy Birthday - Computer Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99 View Post
    Who would have thought an Apple would be the first to be hit by a virus.
    Actually no one because the original Unix virus was created circa 1969 by a couple of Berkley students which is about 7 years before the first Apple computer appeared care of two Steve's (the Apple I in April of 1976). There were a couple of Macintosh Classic viruses that were transfered from machine to machine by floppy disk but these pre date OS X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99 View Post
    Who would have thought an Apple would be the first to be hit by a virus.
    When the Elk Cloner virus was originally created in the US, Apple was one of the more common computers around.

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    Now MS has dominated, and no one bothers about Mac viruses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcuserwinxp View Post
    Now MS has dominated, and no one bothers about Mac viruses.
    ...Mac users suffer enough as it is - they don't need viruses on top of everything else.
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    Default Re: Happy Birthday - Computer Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuserwinxp View Post
    Now MS has dominated, and no one bothers about Mac viruses.
    If that were all it took, there would have been plenty of Mac viruses written already considering the bragging rights that the first person to write the successful virus would get...
    ....
    Still waiting.



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    Default Re: Happy Birthday - Computer Virus

    It might be interesting to note that Win95 shipped with all ports open and no form of computer security at all because no one needed any or would want it, according to Microsoft. I gather that WinXP had the bulk of it's ports open by default - correct me if I am wrong.

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    jeez, one smart comment and he's all on the defensive

    where's your sense of humour?
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