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.
The first ever text message was sent on December 3, 1992, by Neil Papworth from his computer to the phone of Richard Jarvis. Neil was a test engineer for Sema Group and used the Vodafone network to transmit the text message. [more...]