FTP established and the Ploy-Poster virus is first detected. All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.
1971 – FTP Established
In the United States, RFC 172 is released establishing the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). FTP is is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files from one host to another host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet. The orginial specification for FTP was written by Abhay Bhushan and published earlier in 1971.
1998 – The Poly-Poster Virus is first detected
On this day in 1998, the WM/Poly-Poster macro virus is first detected. The virus takes victim’s Microsoft Word documents and attempts to post them to public bulletin boards. The virus infects all Word documents in a PC. It then will spread with these documents on to new computers. The virus attempts to to send the documents multiple times and as it attempts to post all word documents, could potentially post sensitive material.