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The Lighter Side: It's a Virus!

Computer viruses and hack attacks do still receive coverage these days in the news, provided they're big and scary enough (e.g., Confiker or the alleged hacking by certain foreign governments). But it's still fun to see how we thought about such tech problems 20 years ago. This video portrays coverage of a relatively harmless bug discovered by "MIT nerds" -- the video poster's words, not mine! Still, as quaint as the story is, the so-call

Computer viruses and hack attacks do still receive coverage these days in the news, provided they're big and scary enough (e.g., Confiker or the alleged hacking by certain foreign governments). But it's still fun to see how we thought about such tech problems 20 years ago. This video portrays coverage of a relatively harmless bug discovered by "MIT nerds" -- the video poster's words, not mine!

Still, as quaint as the story is, the so-called nerds still provided a sobering message that this particular virus was just a "warning" of what was to come. How right they were.

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