Bernd Fix

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Bernd Fix

Name: Bernd Robert Fix

Born: March 19, 1962, in Wittingen, Germany

Computer-related contributions

  • German hacker and computer security expert.
  • Known for his Computer virus research.
  • Discovered a method to neutralize the Vienna virus, becoming the first documented antivirus software ever written (1987).
  • Creator of several research viruses; among them the VP370 virus for IBM mainframe computers.
  • Representative for the Chaos Computer Club (1987-1989).

Significant publications

  • Hacker Bible 2.

Honors and awards

  • Fix's VP370 source code was supposedly stolen by the Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service in Germany) to be used in attacks against NATO mainframe computer systems and East Block in the so-called "Project Rahab" (1988).