The BBC is running a story to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the computer virus. The first documented virus was created by Fred Cohen as an experiment while studying for a PhD at USC. Cohen described a virus as “a program that can ‘infect’ other programs by modifying them to include a … version of itself”. CBSNews has a virus timeline that mentions Mr. Cohen’s research near the beginning, two years after the first undocumented Apple II virus was found in the wild.

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