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Microsoft calls for antivirus education

Private sector and government should join forces to inform users on IT security. Government and business should work together to improve user knowledge in order to limit the spread of computer viruses, according to Stuart Okin, Microsoft’s UK head of security. Okin claimed that viruses such as MyDoom did not exploit flaws in software but spread because people were tricked into opening attachments by social engineering. MyDoom harvests email addresses from PCs running Windows. There are eight variants currently in the wild. “Governments and the private sector need to work together on this. Government has the authority to run a large-scale computer health campaign,” Okin told vnunet.com. Full Story

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