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Experts: network security system in urgent need

An efficient network security system is urgently needed to safeguard the information security of individuals and institutional network users, according to sources with a recent forum held in this north China port city. He Dequan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),said at the forum that China lacks a system to handle network security issues, especially emergencies such as the spread of computer viruses. Meanwhile, the Chinese public has not been fully aware of the potential dangers posed by the lack of the system, according to He. The latest statistics with the National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center show that 83 percent of China’s personal computers were infected with viruses for more than three times in 2003, up 25 percent compared to the previous year. Full Story

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