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28th Anniversary of the Morris Internet Worm

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Today marks the 28th anniversary of the Morris Worm, which devastated large portions of the nascent Internet on November 2, 1988. Even though it was unleashed nearly three decades ago, it was more advanced than the Mirai worm that compromised hundreds of thousands of IoT devices in recent weeks.

Disk with Morris Worm source code

The Morris Worm source code on a floppy disk was on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Photo licensed under Creative Commons from Intel Free Press, © 2013.

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Frank Rietta is specialized in working with startups, new Internet businesses, and in developing with the Ruby on Rails platform to build scalable businesses. He is a computer scientist with a Masters in Information Security from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He teaches about security topics and is a contributor to the security chapter of the 7th edition of the "Fundamentals of Database Systems" textbook published by Addison-Wesley.

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