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Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Sun Feb 02 17:31:28 2003

In message <OFDEB694D1.26DC1EE2-ON80256CBE.0042DB9E-80256CBE.0042FC0C@radianz.c
om>, Michael.Dillon@radianz.com writes:
>
>> PS: Worm? Virus? Who wrote this up concisely first?
>
>Shockwave Rider by John Brunner

No -- "When Harlie was One", by David Gerrold.  It was published in 
1972; "Shockwave Rider" was from 1975.  (Source: catalog.loc.gov)

Gerrold, btw, called it a virus that spread via autodialers (well, this 
was 1972).  He also described a "vaccine" program.

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
		http://www.wilyhacker.com (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)






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