British author of hard science fiction and fantasy books including the Merchant Prices series and The Laundry Files. Earlier, he had written the Linux column for Computer Shopper.
In 1983, Fred Cohen, an American computer scientist, defined a computer virus as a "program that can affect other computer programmers by modifying them in such a away as to include a (possibly evolved) copy of itself". Cohen is known for his research on computer viruses and has developed several techniques for defending against viruses and for automation of protection management functions. [more...]