Museum is a place where we archive things from the past. Have you ever thought that even computer viruses are conserved and there is a separate museum for it? If you haven’t heard of it yet, then this news will definitely amuse you. The amazing museum is called the Malware Museum. It showcases a wide variety of computer viruses from the past.
By computer virus, we can only think of some deleterious hacking software of some destructive software that either steals your credit card details, or ruin you computer forever. Computer viruses nowadays are dangerous but once upon a time, things were not so difficult. At those times, the hackers’ only aim was to ruin the functionality of a computer and leaving behind their activities with creepy splash screens, displaying scrambled code, animated pot leaves, or laughing skulls.
The huge collection of the computer viruses have been collected by Mikko Hermanni Hyppönen, chief resource officer at Finnish security firm F-secure. Most of the viruses are emulated versions of a number of MS-DOS viruses from the 1980s and 1990s. Most of these viruses are obsolete now. As Malware Museum says, “The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.”
Checkout the entire collection of the viruses here