A tour of the worm

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Publication Type technical report
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Creator Seeley, Donn
Title A tour of the worm
Date 1989
Description On the evening of November 2, 1988, a self-replicating program was released upon the Internet 1. This program (a worm) invaded VAX and Sun-3 computers running versions of Berkeley UNIX, and used their sources to attack still more computers2. Within the space of hours this program had spread aacross the U.S., infecting hundreds or thousands of computers and making many of them unusable due to the burden of its activity. This paper provides a chronology for the outbreak and presents a detailed description of the internals of the worm, based on a C version produced by decompiling.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Computer worm
Subject LCSH Malware (Computer software)
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Seeley, D. (1989). A tour of the worm. 1-15. UUCS-89-009.
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2015-04-24
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6st86z0