How do computer viruses work?

Monday, 6 June 2005, 11:28 PM EST

Computer viruses are mysterious and grab our attention. On the one hand, viruses show us how vulnerable we are. A properly engineered virus can have an amazing effect on the worldwide Internet. On the other hand, they show how sophisticated and interconnected human beings have become.

In this article, we will discuss viruses -- both "traditional" viruses and the newer e-mail viruses -- so that you can learn how they work and also understand how to protect yourself. Occasionally a person finds a new way to create one, and that's when they make the news.

At The Denver Channel.

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