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AOL claims one billion virus emails blocked

AOL says it’s blocked more than one billion virus-infected emails since launching a screening program in April 2003. The internet service provider, a subsidiary of Time Warner, says it protected each of the company’s subscribers from an average of 30 virus attacks. Tatiana Gau, chief trust officer and senior vice president for integrity assurance at AOL, said in a statement: “As we move into a high-speed world, antivirus protection becomes even more critical, because a basic broadband connection can leave you defenseless against hackers and virus attacks on your home computer.” The Time Warner subsidiary screens both incoming and outgoing mail for free and offers additional fee-based services through a deal with Network Associates, which will soon be renamed McAfee, after its best-known product. Full Story

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