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Computer Viruses Vs Biological Viruses

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Although computer viruses and biological viruses are not related in any way, they are very similar in many aspects. Both viruses need a host to replicate for a means of survival. Similarly, both enter their hosts passively. Biological hosts are infected by breathing, ingestion, or direct contact while infected software, email attachments and transfers infect the cyber host. Another notable similarity is the fact that both computer and biological viruses need the proper host as well as software and tissue specificity to reproduce efficiently. Computer viruses spread by inserting copies of itself in executable code and documents. Computer viruses can reduce the rate of computer performance, make files inaccessible, or completely wipes out the computer. In comparison, biological viruses replicate at the cost of the host by inserting itself into their cells which can result in pain, fever, and in the worse case, death. Computer viruses parallel many facets of microbial infection. Unlike...

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