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Computer Viruses

  • John M. D. Hunter
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Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Abstract

Computer viruses are another class of security problem. They can be classed as such since, at the very least, they reduce the performance and availability of computer systems. They also consume valuable skilled manpower resources in their prevention and cure. Some of the more vicious viruses may destroy data or even render the system unusable. They are not a problem that can be ignored.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. D. Hunter
    • 1
  1. 1.CISM GroupCranfield University, RMCSShrivenham, SwindonUK

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