20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets

The earliest worms and viruses were created for geeky fun and did little harm - oh, how times have changed. Here are 20 worms, viruses and botnets that show the evolution of malware, from Creeper to Flame.

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Flashback

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Credit: CSO Staff

The Flashback Trojan, discovered in 2011, affects computers running Mac OS X and exploits a security flaw in Java in order to install itself on Macs.

Blue Coat's Larsen notes Flashback is a "wake-up call for Mac users; no one should be feeling smug and safe these days."

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