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.
Paul Buchheit is credited to have suggested Google's motto - "Don't be evil". He is also responsible for AdSense, the online advertising platform for the search engine giant. [more...]