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Effective measures dampen virus damage

Are users finally waking up to the threat? Recent attempts by virus writers to cause chaos to company networks have had little impact, prompting experts to hope that businesses are finally taking the problem seriously. New viruses detected in the wild over the past few weeks have caused few infections after their first 24 hours, suggesting that companies are reacting quicker to alerts. The latest, SoBig.E, caused a large number of infections in its first 24 hours but then dropped off rapidly. A similar pattern was seen with the MaGold D worm spotted at the start of this week, and last week’s Auric E and NoFear B worms. “There was a flash in the pan last night, but SoBig.E was dead by this morning; no corporate infections at all as far as we know,” said Jack Clark, product manager at security vendor Network Associates. “I hope the message is getting through now. It certainly seems to be. Virus updates are obviously being downloaded more quickly and implemented more efficiently.” Full Story

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