US Computer Users Not So Concerned With Security

from the interesting-metric... dept

I'm not quite sure how they came up with this benchmark, but a US security group is upset that more people know about when Janet Jackson had her wardrobe malfunction than when they last updated their anti-virus software. Still, other parts of the survey do suggest that Americans aren't taking computer security threats all that seriously, believing they have a great chance of being hit by lightening, being audited by the tax man or winning the lottery -- than getting hit by a computer security problem. The study also claims that 91% of PCs were infected with spyware, which seems very high and makes you wonder what they consider to be classified as spyware.

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Oct 2004 @ 11:18am

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    Usually, most items the spyware remover tools seem to find are tracking cookies. I bet everyone that's been online has at least a couple of those lying around. Hence, the scary 91% number.

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