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Questions tagged [malware]

This tag is intended for older, vintage Malware (malicious software), a type of program designed to access a computer system without the owner's informed consent, usually for reasons of data theft or other destructive purposes.

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Viruses for CP/M?

Are there any (known) viruses for CP/M? Chronologically, CP/M machines fit into the time period of the first home computer viruses, starting with other 8-bit computers. Given the hardware ...
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Apple II: DOS 3.3 Virus?

Does anyone know the source of this Apple II DOS 3.3 virus that infected my disks back in the 1990's? I got it from a public domain disk collection that was given to me by a friend, called the ...
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Are old versions of Windows at risk of modern malware attacks?

On my answer to a previous question (Can I run Windows 98 and games from the same era on an AMD Duron CPU?) I finished with a warning about using Windows 98 on the Internet, which received the ...
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What was the first intentional malware that got spread over multiple machines?

I would like to know which program can be seen as the first malware. To define the term "malware" in this question, I would suggest those criteria, but you may modify them if you feel the need: real ...