The Morris Worm: Worms, Viruses, and Other Programmed Pests

To Inform is to Influence

Today, Eugene Spafford circulated an invitation to view a video he recently uploaded to the internet. Eugene Spafford is a legend in the cyber world.

This video was released about six weeks after the Morris Worm was released by Robert Morris on November 2nd, 1988. It is a classic example of unintended consequences in the cyber world and shows how restraint must be exercised in all coding. You folks thinking that making offensive cyber tools is easy have no idea.  This puts the video into context.  There is so much more to this story, the short term and long term repercussions are off the chart.

Video at the bottom.

Here is what he wrote on his blog:

A Blast from the Past

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