This Day in History January 30, 1982

By Ruth on January 30, 2015 in history, technology
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Rich SkrentaIt was on this date in 1982, that Richard Skretna wrote the first computer virus called Elk Cloner. He was a teenager at the time, and this first virus was disguised an Apple II boot program. It was 400 lines long, and this was before anti-virus programs were around like they are now.  He only did it as a prank, and it infected the floppy disks of the people he knew.

1 Corinthians 2:9 – But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

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https://www.dynadot.com/community/article/qa/elk-cloner-virus

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/01/30/first-computer-virus-written/

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2 Comments

  1. Dede February 8, 2015 Reply

    I still don’t understand how computer viruses work! It’s humbling to know that a teenager created it.
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  2. Kelly Nicholson July 24, 2015 Reply

    yeah,and that why we have to run hog programs to stop furure viruse..thanks pal!

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