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Computers / Viruses #114923

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Ned Potter) Vulnerability of computer programs to "viruses," programs that can destroy existing software programs, featured; scenes shown from Jerusalem, Israel, where virus attacked Hebrew Univ.'s computer system. [University of Cincinnati professor Fred COHEN - describes Hebrew Univ. virus that spread into Mossad, Israel secret service.] Computer "virus" detailed; diagram shown. [COHEN - discusses virus.] Incident of computer virus at Lehigh Univ. examined; scenes shown. [Computer columnist Peter McWILLIAMS - describes important of computer data.] Exs. of computer loses given. [Ex-assistant defense secretary Don. LATHAM - says situation is serious.] [McWILLIAMS - comments on creators of viruses.] Anti-virus programs described, named. [COHEN - says virus will eventually get beyond defs. of anti-virus programs.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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