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Viruses keep on growing

The volume of worms and viruses is increasing, but the rate of successful attacks has dropped, according to a new report from Symantec. The antivirus company’s biannual Internet Security Threat Report found that 4,496 new Windows viruses and worms were released between January and June, up more than 4.5 times from the same period last year. But the daily volume of actual attacks decreased in the first six months of 2004, Symantec said. From January through June, 1,237 new vulnerabilities were discovered, with 70 percent in the easy-to-exploit category and 96 percent considered moderate or highly severe. Nearly 39 percent of the total volume of attacks were linked with Web applications. Full Story

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