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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

UK zombie pc threat

The UK leads the world in home computers that have been hijacked by malicious hackers for use as zombie pc's warns a report.

Research by security firm Symantec shows that 25% of the world's remotely controlled PCs are found in Britain.

The compromised computers are being used to send spam, launch attacks on websites and steal identities.

Symantec said the rise of broadband in Britain and user ignorance about the dangers of the net contributed to the figure.

The Basics of Online Security

  • Install anti-virus software

  • Keep your anti-virus software up to date

  • Install a personal firewall

  • Use Windows updates to patch security holes

  • Do not open e-mail messages that look suspicious

  • Do not click on e-mail attachments you were not expecting

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Anonymous moni said...

***now thinking that I shouldn't have ignored all those little pop-ups from 'Windows' telling me to update my security features*** In the U.S. internet servers have started making security features part of their initial package. Good thing too, because the computer illiterate; such as 'me' can be protected too. lol

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