Sunday September 25, 2011

A Brief Timeline of Viruses from the Beginning of Networked Computing

Malware -- viruses, worms, Trojan horses and the like -- have been around about as long as the first networked computers. In fact, 2011 is the 40th anniversary of the first known computer virus, a laboratory experiment that didn't cause damage but proved to be a harbinger of the risks to come. Here is a brief timeline showing some of the milestones in the history of computer mischief.