Viruses 101: U of C to teach secrets of cybercrime

Friday, 23 May 2003, 9:09 AM EST

Developing malicious software - viruses, worms and Trojan horses - will soon be part of the program for 16 students at the University of Calgary.

The aim is to delve into the cybercrime mind to understand a problem that causes billions of dollars in damage annually worldwide, says Dan Seneker, with the university's department of computer science.

"It's the first of its kind in Canada," said Seneker, co-ordinator of community relations.

As well as developing their own versions of the I LOVE YOU virus and the BUGBEAR worm, students will study legal, ethical and security issues in the "computer viruses and malware" course.

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