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Here are the 5 top flaws found in corporate networks.

Here are some e-mail statistics for us to think about. According to Internet security firm. one in every 12 emails it scanned contained a virus designed to infect computers. The leap in virus attacks coincides with a big rise in the amount of spam mail being sent to computer users. Majority of the computer viruses do not rely on a specific Microsoft vulnerability but on simple social engineering. Remember to never open attached e-mail files without first saving them to the hard drive and scanning them for known viruses.

Computer Viruses are major concern and virus exploits seem to keep just a step ahead of anti-virus technology so there is always a new one hitting the scene and wreaking havoc (some minor, some major) until the cure is developed - In the meantime, you can learn how to protect your computer from catching it.

Spammers are now paying virus writers to create viruses that will use infected machines to relay spam. This is due to the processing power and anonymity that hijacked computers can provide to spammers. There is little or no money to be made from simply distributing viruses, but when you combine the capabilities of a virus and the profit that can be earned from spam, suddenly you have a more materialistic proposition.

Phishing on the rise - Phishing, which has now occurred on every major English-speaking continent but was largely unheard of this time last year, has continued in earnest. A major e-mail outsource, detected this year has reached 2 million phishing related messages a month.

Recent cyber security study estimated that 60% of computer users have not bothered to update their anti-virus software; 90% of computer users had spyware lurking on their systems.

Updated On: 15.10.06