At 24C3 in Berlin (2007)
|Born||Bernd Robert Fix
March 19, 1962
|Known for||Computer virus research|
After final secondary-school examination from Gymnasium Hankensbüttel in 1981, Bernd Fix studied Astrophysics and Philosophy at the universities of Göttingen and Heidelberg. He received his diplom for a work in the field of theoretical astrophysics in 1989.
After the death of his friend Wau Holland (co-founder of the Chaos Computer Club) in 2001 Fix helped to establish the Wau Holland Foundation and serves as a founding member of the Board of Directors ever since.
In 1986 Fix joined the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Hamburg and started to work on computer security issues, focussing on computer virus research. He published a first demo virus (Rushhour) in Fall 1986 in the Datenschleuder #17, the hacker magazine edited by the CCC. He also contributed results of his research to the book "Computer Viruses" by Ralf Burger.
Fix is also the author of several research viruses; among them the VP370 virus for IBM mainframe computers. The VP370 source code was allegedly stolen by the Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service in Germany) in 1988 to be used in attacks against East Block and NATO mainframe computer systems in the so-called "Project Rahab".
- http://chaosradio.ccc.de/doc032.html 1989-01-02 5. Chaos Communication Congress (german)
- http://www.chscene.ch/ccc/habi2/260_habi2.html Hackerbibel 2 (german)
- http://www.wauland.de Wau-Holland-Stiftung
- http://www.sonntagszeitung.ch/multimedia/artikel-detailseite/?newsid=164211 SonntagsZeitung.ch on 23. January 2011: Der Super-Hacker
- http://www.research.ibm.com/antivirus/timeline.htm IBM Research: Virus Timeline
- http://lccn.loc.gov/89163816 Ralf Burger: Computer Viruses (ASIN B000P13P56)
- http://www.securelist.com/en/threats/detect?chapter=108 History of malicious programs
- http://www.8soft.de/produkte/kaspersky/kaspersky-booklet.pdf Das kleine Kaspersky-Virenlexikon (german)
- http://www.dodccrp.org/files/Alberts_Anthology_II.pdf Information Age Anthology (Vol.II): National Security Implications of the Information Age
- http://lccn.loc.gov/92034924 Peter Schweizer: Friendly Spies - How America's Allies Are Using Economic Espionage to Steal Our Secrets (ISBN 0871134977)
- http://aspector.com/~brf/rahab.html Bernd Fix: A strange story