A quarter century of computer viruses

Friday, 20 July 2007, 5:50 PM EST

The Apple II computer was a pioneer in many ways - some of which its inventors intended and some they most certainly did not.

In 1982, the machine had the dubious distinction of being used to create and distribute the first virus for a personal computer. Called Elk Cloner, the virus was created by the then 15-year-old Rich Skrenta as a prank to catch out his friends.

At the BBC.

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