Our trip down the malware memory lane takes us all the way back to the 1990s
This installment in our series of articles to mark Antimalware Day tells the stories behind two creations that are representative of the 1980s: a virus viewed as the first-ever PC virus and a worm that caused the greatest damage ever wrought by a piece of malware up to that point
Celebrated annually on November 3, Antimalware Day is an opportunity to recognize the work of cybersecurity professionals
If you see yourself often being curious about the behavior of computer threats, maybe it's time you consider getting involved in cybersecurity.
Can you imagine how Dr. Cohen actually created the virus or how Prof. Adleman came up with its name? The work of these men ended up inspiring a constant development of computer defense techniques, and constant research on computer threats
The story of viruses took place in a university laboratory and, keeping in mind the parallelism, we want to show you what is a malware research laboratory like and what exactly happens there.
In 1983, two computer scientists made history and we want to honor their early work. They laid the foundation for research on computer threats, and for what later came to be our mission on antimalware protection.
To honor the work of Dr. Fred Cohen and Professor Len Adleman, and the foundation they laid for research of computer threats, we decided to declare November 3 as the first ever Antimalware Day.