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Tuesday July 5, 2005 6:00 pm

12 Minutes Is All It Takes To Infect A Windows Computer


Posted by Devin Categories: Internet, PC / Laptop


VirusesThe speed at which your computer can become infected has now decreased.  If you’re running on Windows without the proper protection, London-based security company Sophos says 12 minutes is all it takes.  The company reports 7,944 new viruses in the first half of this year, that’s a 59-percent increase over the same time last year.  IBM also reports that phishing incidents have increased 226 percent. IBM’s May Global Business Security Index attributes the increase in phishing attacks to the rise of zombie “botnets” being used to pump out massive volumes of the scam e-mail used in phishing attacks, as cyber-criminals attempt to increase their profits.

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