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Computer Viruses Hit One Million

The number of viruses, worms and trojans in circulation has topped the one million mark. The new high for malicious programs was revealed by security firm Symantec in the latest edition of its bi-annual Internet Security Threat Report.

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decapitator3393d ago

Errmm...is this good or bad ?

Massacre3393d ago

It can only mean bad news for US computer users. It means more virus to go around for everyone one. Kinda really sucks.

TheIneffableBob3392d ago

But when's the last time you've been hit with a computer virus?
I haven't had one in at least 3 years.

It seems that viruses are becoming less and less prevalent as computer users start wising up on what files are good and what are bad. Mostly only script kiddies write destructive viruses anymore; the experienced hackers and crackers write things like trojans and keyloggers which are much more beneficial to them as grants them access to things like bank accounts and credit card numbers.

Archaeox3392d ago

On April 12, 2008

Windows users will be laughed at by Mac users indefinitely

I bet Steve Jobs is pointing and laughing at Bill Gates :/

JasonPC360PS3Wii3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

I own a mac and it gets hit with the same amount of spyware, malware and viruses as my PC does. Know why? becasue they are "both" connected to the net.

I would bet that Steve Jobs is crying at Bill Gates bank account.

You just became number 5 on my ignore list, I only stick dumb people there, so have fun with the other 4.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3392d ago

School systems need to start training youth on the importance of computer security, ie: firewalls, ,malware, spyware, and antivirus. Because as they get older, the world will mostly be connected through everything. Right now schools teach mostly an introduction to computers with advanced classes at higher grades.

f7897903392d ago

Teach all the idiots out there with computers how to properly protect their computer. A computer doesnt suddenly run slow for no reason. If the viruses could never accomplish their mission they would stop being made. Of course there would still be the ones that just play around with you and are just annoying.