Introduction: Definitions, Jargon, and Myths

  • Robert Slade


The “man on the street” is now often aware of the term “computer virus” even if he (or she) does not use a computer. However, it is often the case that those who are otherwise technically literate do not understand some of the implications of the phrase. This is not surprising in that the term is slang, and often misused, and that “hard” information is difficult to come by.


Bulletin Board Hard Drive Trojan Horse Word Processor Computer Virus 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Slade
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  1. 1.Vancouver Institute for Research into User SecurityNorth VancouverCanada

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