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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

'Geek speak' confuses net users

The average home computer user is bamboozled by technology jargon which is used to warn people about the most serious security threats online.

Many are often left vulnerable because they have no idea what they are supposed to be protecting themselves against, a survey for AOL UK has found.

Confusing "geek speak" used by experts and media included "phishing", "rogue dialler", "Trojan" and "spyware".

Eighty-four percent did not know that phishing describes faked e-mail scams.
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1 Comments:

Anonymous moni said...

Thanks! I printed that one. :)

10:34 PM  

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