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dc.contributor.advisorSchneidewind, Norman F.
dc.contributor.authorLaVenture, George M.
dc.dateMarch 1991
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:33:57Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:33:57Z
dc.date.issued1991-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28547
dc.description.abstractComputer viruses have threatened the integrity and reliability of computer systems since 1983. Literally hundreds of viruses exist for the IBM compatible computer alone. these viruses can cause corruption or loss of program and data files, incidental damage to hardware, and degradation or loss of system performance. This paper examines the nature of the virus threat by discussing virus types, methods and rates of propagation, relative frequencies of occurrence and genealogy. Possible methods for virus detection and identification, followed by disinfection, are outlined. Minimum capabilities and testing criteria fir these products are also detailed. Methods for controlling and limiting infection and damage are discussed. These are considered minimum acceptable safeguards to be implemented by an organization. Lastly, software authentication means are examined, which, when used in conjunction with the minimum safeguards, would eliminate the possibility of viral infection.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/softwarendvirust1094528547
dc.format.extent73 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSoftware and the virus threat: providing authenticity in distributionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMildner, John W.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Administrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorComputer virusesen_US
dc.subject.authorVirus preventionen_US
dc.subject.authorComputer securityen_US
dc.subject.authorDigital signaturesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Computer Systems Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Systems Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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