Computer Security Day | 30th November

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The first computer virus, "Creeper", was written in the 70's. It displayed the message "I'm the creeper, catch me if you can!

The 30th of November each year is known as Computer Security Day. Check out the facts and the most infamous viruses over the past 25 years.

It was started in 1988 to help raise the awareness of computer related security issues.

Keeping your computer safe with an anti-virus and a firewall seems simple enough, right? But you’d be surprised at just how many people get infected with viruses each year!

The very first computer virus, “Creeper”, was wrote in the 1970’s which simply displayed the message: “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!”

Since then, they have grown in size, are more complex, and not all of them are as harmless.

If you’re interested in seeing the top twenty-five most infamous viruses over the past 25 years, take a look at the InfoGraphic below.

25 Infamous Viruses Over The Last 25 Years

25 most infamous Computer Viruses

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Jam Ward
Jamie Ward

Jamie Ward is a web developer and part-time blogger. He enjoys the world of tech and the religions of the world. You'll often find him at a local coffee shop reading and enjoying a latte.

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