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Worms are malicious software programs that are capable of copying themselves from one computer to the next, and the term worm was first used in this context in a 1975 novel by John Brunner entitled The Shockwave Rider. In the book, the worm was designed to gather data from a computer network run by evil men who were gathering electronic information and attempting to spread their idea of conformity throughout the population.

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