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  Wikipedia: Elk Cloner
It was written around 1982 by a 15-year-old high school student named Richard Skrenta for Apple II systems.
According to contemporary reports, the virus was rather contagious, successfully infecting the floppies of most people Skrenta knew (including his math teacher), upsetting many of them (including the said math teacher).
Part of the "success", of course, was that people were not at all wary of the potential problem (virus infection could have been avoided by not inserting floppies into computers without hard-booting them before), nor were virus scanners of cleaners available.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/e/el/elk_cloner.html   (407 words)

  
 ZoomInfo Web Summary: Rich Skrenta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rich Skrenta is CEO and co-founder of Topix.net, an online news aggregator which classifies news by subject and location.
SKRENTA: We have links to the major cities in the country and users can type in zip codes and go to a page just for news about their town.
SKRENTA: If you go to Google News and want to get information about, say, IBM, you'd find a lot of stories that contained the three letters "IBM", but it might not be a good relevant overview of IBM's current business.
www.zoominfo.com /directory/Skrenta_Rich_16038023.htm   (523 words)

  
 Open Directory Project - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
ODP was founded as Gnuhoo by Rich Skrenta and Bob Truel in 1998.
Skrenta was already well known for his role in developing TASS, an ancestor of TIN, the popular threaded Usenet newsreader for Unix systems.
The ODP database/editing software is closed source, although Richard Skrenta of ODP did say in June 1998 that he was considering licensing it under the GNU General Public License.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/DMOZ   (3958 words)

  
 Rich Skrenta's home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But that was back in Pittsburgh and before CAS freshman Richard Skrenta became mildly famous for his programming mischief.
Skrenta's virus counts the times the infected disk is inserted in the computer.
So before long, Skrenta, his friends and even one of his math teachers, discovered their disk libraries suffered from Skrenta's plague.
www.skrenta.com /cloner/nu-clone.html   (476 words)

  
 MUD - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The first known MUD was created in 1978 by Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle at Essex University on a DEC PDP-10 in the UK, using initially MACRO-10 (an assembly language) and, later, rewritten in BCPL; also used was a database description language, MUDDL Early MUD History.
Avalon, the Legend Lives, started in 1989, was the first MUD to combine a consistent fantasy story-line with a commercial venture.
Monster was a multi-user adventure game created by Richard Skrenta for the VAX and written in VMS Pascal.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/MUD   (2357 words)

  
 A History of Viruses
In 1982, a junior high school student named Richard Skrenta had recently been given his first computer for Christmas - an Apple ][.
Recalls Skrenta, "I had always been mechanically curious, taking apart tube radios and telephones and wiring up O gauge Lionel train sets when I was young.
Skrenta's choice of platform is perhaps the only reason why Elk Cloner is not often seen "in the wild" today - in the history of viruses, non-PC-based malware has never flourished as widely as those written for IBM-compatible systems.
www.securityfocus.com /infocus/1286   (2036 words)

  
 Doug's Dynamic Drivel: Just for the Elk of it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Elk Cloner was the first computer virus known to have spread in the wild.
Richard Skrenta, then fifteen years old, wrote the virus for the Apple II operating system, which was stored on floppy diskettes.
When a computer booted from a floppy disk infected with Elk Cloner, the virus would start, and would subsequently copy itself to any uninfected floppy disk that was accessed.
www.thealders.net /blogs/archive/001964.html   (262 words)

  
 ZoomInfo Web Summary: Richard Skrenta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Richard J. Skrenta, M.D. 111 Woodland Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228-1715 Phone: 412-343-8424 Fax: 412-563-7448
Click to find more people named Richard Skrenta...
The Zoom List: information about companies, products and services.
www.zoominfo.com /directory/Skrenta_Richard_531088075.htm   (57 words)

  
 Elk Cloner - a Whatis.com definition
In 1982, Richard Skrenta, then fifteen years old, wrote the virus for the Apple II operating system, which was stored on floppy diskettes.
According to WorldHistory.com, the adolescent Skrenta had a penchant for modifying programs so that they stopped working after some code-specified time period had elapsed, at that point displaying some joke text that Skrenta had written.
Elk Cloner's capacity to copy itself (the major criterion of a virus) made it possible for Skrenta to continue to annoy his friends without requiring physical access.
whatis.techtarget.com /gDefinition/0,294236,sid14_gci989616,00.html   (328 words)

  
 .:: THE BANGLADESH OBSERVER - Net Edition ::.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although Brain was the first PC virus, it was not the first malicious computer program.
That honour goes to the Elk Cloner virus written by Richard Skrenta which infected Apple II machines.
Richard Hales, UK manager for F-Secure, said that although many mobile operators had software in their networks to stop viruses propagating, more protection was needed to stop the bugs jumping from phone to phone.
www.bangladeshobserveronline.com /new/2006/01/24/it.htm   (1528 words)

  
 The Lantern - History`s way of saying `I love you` -- a JComm. 140 essay
Viruses can be traced back to the early 1980`s when their research first began.
The first virus found "in the wild" was an Apple II virus created by Richard Skrenta.
The Elk Cloner, which was reported in 1981, was implemented with a floppy disc.
www.thelantern.com /home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=3bbc43f4-6946-45b8-85d4-28321c072b4d   (449 words)

  
 Read/WriteWeb: What Is The Data Matrix? Machines and Humans Coexist
Richard MacManus on Next Generation Web and Media
Andrew Nachison from The Media Centre raises some interesting issues regarding RSS content aggregation.
Rich Skrenta from Topix.net has a similar view: "For comprehensiveness, algorithmic techniques will have to come into play.
www.readwriteweb.com /archives/what_is_the_dat.php   (479 words)

  
 History of Malware, Viruses, and Worms
They were executable environments where each user's programming instructions tried to live as long as possible before being killed off by someone else's program.
In 1982, a ninth-grade high school student, Richard Skrenta, wrote the first PC-based virus, an Apple II boot program called Elk Cloner.
Several other computer worms followed, and the Apple computer became the choice for virus writers.
www.computersecurityfaq.com /history_of_malware.html   (479 words)

  
 Car plunges into river, two die - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"It was fast, once it tipped forward -- in 30 seconds, it was gone," said Judy Skrenta, of Claysville, Washington County, who did not see the car hit the water.
Her husband, Richard Skrenta, a retired plastic surgeon, ran to the river's edge to see if he could help.
For a second, he thought he was watching a science center exhibit when he saw the car in the river.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/trib/mostread/s_425269.html   (582 words)

  
 Network Security Journal: The History of Computer Virus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The earliest malicious programs to attack a computer originated as early as 1960 with an online game known as Life and Core Wars.
Richard Skrenta was the first computer virus coder.
He wrote a code called Elk Cloner in 1982 on an Apple computer, when he was studying in the ninth grade.
www.networksecurityjournal.com /2005/10/the_history_of_.html   (299 words)

  
 Core War Article #2
Richard Skrenta, Jr., a high school student in Pittsburgh, wrote such a program.
It even managed to get onto my math teacher's graphing disks." Skrenta devised a program to destroy the virus, but it was never as effective as the virus itself had been.
There is a good problem implicit here and I would be both unimaginative and irresponsible for not posing it; In one page or less describe DOS DOCTOR, a program on disk that somehow stamps out such electronic epidemics.
www.koth.org /info/akdewdney/Second.htm   (3339 words)

  
 Brujula.Net - Your Latin Stating Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
ODP was founded as Gnuhoo by Rich Skrenta and
Skrenta was already well known for his role in developing TASS, an ancestor of
The ODP database/ing software is closed source, although Richard Skrenta of ODP did say in June 1998 that he was considering licensing it under the GNU General Public License.
www.brujula.net /english/wiki/Open_Directory_Project.html   (3565 words)

  
 Computer virus and worm notes
If you must use the same products as others, consider at least removing Outlook Express, Outlook, Internet Explorer, VBA, scripting, and any automatic execution of Office macros.
The first one on a personal computer was probably Richard Skrenta's Elk Cloner, on the Apple II around 1980.
The first for the IBM PC was the 1986 Brain, done as an advertising stunt by a Pakistan computer shop run by Basit and Amjad Farooq Alvi.
www.ericlindsay.com /computer/virus.htm   (1415 words)

  
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While there were a few “virus like” programs before, most experts agree that the first official computer virus appeared in 1982.
Elk Cloner was written by a 15-year-old high school student named Richard Skrenta.
It was designed to infect the Apple II operating system stored on floppy disks.
campus.murraystate.edu /academic/faculty/bill.lyle/540/2005/StehlDema.doc   (2729 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first known MUD was created in 1978 by Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle at Essex University on a DEC PDP-10 in the UK, using initially MACRO-10 (an assembly language) and, later, rewritten in BCPL; also used was a database description language, MUDDL
A Classification of MUDs by Martin Keegan, Grandmaster Data Services Ltd, Cambridge, UK Early MUD history
HEARTS, CLUBS, DIAMONDS, SPADES: PLAYERS WHO SUIT MUDS Richard Bartle examines and categorizes the types of play and players found on MU* systems.
www.warcraftworld.info /?title=MUD   (2530 words)

  
 mdoz information,dmoz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chris Tolles, who worked at Sun Microsystems as the head of marketing for networksecurity products, also signed on in 1998 as a co-founder of Gnuhoo along with co-founders Bryn Dole and Jeremy Wenokur.
The ODPSearch software is a derivative version of ISearch and is open source, licensed under the MozillaPublic License.
The ODP database/editing software is closed source, although Richard Skrenta of ODP did say in June 1998 that he wasconsidering licensing it under the GNU GeneralPublic License.
www.vsearchmedia.com /mdoz.html   (3562 words)

  
 Creative Web Group - Custom Website Design and Programing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The program was not created with malicious intent and 'escaped' into the wild by accident.
In 1982, a 7th grader named Richard Skrenta created the famous "Elk Cloner" for the apple OS.
The term "virus" had not been applied yet.
www.creativewebgroup.net /Guide_Virus.asp   (2836 words)

  
 Freedom of Speech Violated on Topix
I've put a Topix moderator on this right now and I plan on contacting Richard Skrenta who is the CEO of this place.
Yet you want to talk about metaphisical VALUES and VIRTUES you know very little about...
It is located in Sunnyvale California and Richard Skrenta is the CEO.
www.topix.net /forum/religion/catholic/TRK1FDRS5JORVCT2M   (1097 words)

  
 The MUD Timeline
Originally designed as a 10x10 grid through which players could move, it grows to a then-monstrous 800 objects.
Richard Skrenta of Northwestern University writes Monster in VAX Pascal.
I wrote Monster in about three months, during NU's "winter quarter".
www.linnaean.org /~lpb/muddex/mudline.html   (3688 words)

  
 Burnszilla - Stephen Burns Weblog: December 2004 Archives
Everyone knows that bleach can't hide blood stains from the luminol.
My benefactor Mister Richard Skrenta has inspired me to write tonite.
My respected audience: Please do not expect a grammatical opera of prose as I write this evening pissed out of my skull...After making crank calls to many relatives and friends impersonating Russian boyfriends from highschool cyber-stalking or parking authority hot shots bitching about Mazda Miatas parked illegally, my Emmy Award winning impersonations beckoned for recognition.
www.burnszilla.com /blog/archives/2004/12   (3817 words)

  
 We Media
Richard Drew - AP Al Gore, Chairman, Current TV; Former Vice President of the United States
Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman PR Fernando Espuelas, Chairman and CEO, Voy
Copyright © 2005 The Media Center at API
www.mediacenter.org /wemedia05   (234 words)

  
 swuklink: Searchable Time-Line     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
15-year-old Richard Skrenta writes the first computer virus, "Elk Cloner" infecting Apple II computers
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www.swuklink.com /BAAAGDJA.php?tl=1982   (1029 words)

  
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How much do you know about Ye Olde Tech Trivia?
In 1982, young Richard Skrenta secured his place in computer history by creating a program called Elk Cloner.
The manufacturer didn't call it a computer because it was thought at the time that few individuals would be interested in owning a comuter or able to afford one -- at a typical cost of $1 million -- if they wanted it.
searchwebservices.techtarget.com /termParser/1,290913,sid9_gci1084531,00.html   (380 words)

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