The first Computer

Almost every person on planet earth have access to a “computer”. May it be a Desktop Computer, Laptop, Tablet, Smart Phone or just a plain simple Cellphone. We talk about RAM and Memory, we buy our kids toy phones or pass them our tablet to watch a video on.

In school we are taught about motor vehicles. Karl Benz launched the first petrol driven car in the world in 1885. However if you ask somebody about the first cars in the world, they will tell you about Henry Ford and his Model-T, that debuted in 1908. It’s as if before Ford, we still only used horse drawn carriages to take us where we wanted to go.

We all say we cannot live without our “computer”, but what do you really know about the history of computers? Do you visualize the old FBI Servers, taking up a whole floor in the FBI Building like the ones we see in the movies?

Or did computers start with Bill Gates? It’s almost unthinkable that the idea for a “computer” was born in 1822. A lot of the predecessor’s of modern day “computers” was commissioned during World War II for the calculations to construct a hydrogen bomb??? Read more here

Trojan or Trojan Horse

“The Trojan Horse was the wooden horse used by the Greeks, during the Trojan War, to enter the city of Troy and win the war.” “…after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks at the behest of Odysseus constructed a huge wooden horse and hid a select force of men inside, including Odysseus himself. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, ending the war.

Metaphorically, a “Trojan horse” has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or place.

malicious computer program that tricks users into willingly running it is also called a “Trojan horse” or simply a “Trojan”

Source: Trojan Horse – Wikipedia

Operating System Security

The first operating system to incorporate security futures was UNIX, developed by Bell Labs around 1965.