When computers are harmed by viruses, usually there is some malice behind their creation, but not on this occasion. In 1983, Fred Cohen, who is known as the inventor of computer virus defense techniques, made a parasitic application that would infect computers. He called it a computer virus and the virus’ primary function was to infect a computer, and make copies of itself by spreading from one machine to the other through a floppy disk. The virus was not created out of pure malice or some revenge scheme, but to show to the world that such a thing was definitely possible and that appropriate measures should be taken in order to counter such threats. Looking at the slew of computer viruses that are harmful to our machines, we would assume that his advice was not taken seriously, despite the fact that we have a plethora of antivirus programs at our disposal.

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