A Brief History of Computer Viruses



For nearly 50 years, computers have been getting infected with worms and viruses, programs designed to spread from machine to machine. In this video, we take a look at how these digital diseases got their start, alongside more unique examples of self-replicating software.

Music Used:
Tiptoe Out the Back – Dan Lebowitz (0:00)
Future Proof – South London HiFi (2:52)
Weekend in Tattoine – Unicorn Heads (6:25)
Some Other Place – South London HiFi (9:46)

Clips in Order of Appearance:
The Computer Chronicles – UNIX – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DdoGPav3fc (1:32, 2:09, 2:48)
WORLD’S FIRST COMPUTER VIRUS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVVnhBDCFDs (4:32)
The Computer Chronicles – Computer Viruses – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg4oNW2xAms (5:01, 5:54)
Detroit CBS News – Michelangelo Virus – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a33IFawA-ec (6:58, 7:12)
Michelangelo Virus News – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAMiENI0_J4 (7:09)
“I Love You” Email Virus – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHUi04CwSFk (8:50)

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