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Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?
From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb () research att com>
Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 17:28:58 -0500

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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