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22 February 2011

Please Explain: Computer Viruses and Worms

Yesterday I listened to one of my favorite podcasts, Please Explain. The show, from radio station WNYC, New York Public Radio, features Leonard Lopate and guest experts, who 2get to the bottom of one complex issue. History, science, politics, pop culture or anything that needs some explanation" through a question and answer format.

 I thought this episode about computer viruses and worms might be of interest to my computer using friends.

"This week’s Please Explain is about computer worms and viruses. Richard Ford, from the Center for Security Science at the Florida Institute of Technology, and Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief of PC Magazine, tell us how viruses and worms are created, how they infiltrate individual computers, explain the damage they can wreak and how we can best protect our machines." Read more on the show page.

You can listen to the podcast here, or download it from the show page, or subscribe to the show on your favorite podcasting tool at this page.