A PC can be a risky gift

.....And 20 minutes later, his PC has been hacked. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas. Well before the Christmas morning coffee is cold, Johnny's new computer is being used by Romanians to send spam and launch denial of service attacks.

Whenever a new computer is put online, it takes an average of only 20 minutes before computer hackers find it and probe it for vulnerabilities, according to antivirus firm Symantec. An unprotected PC is almost certain to eventually get hacked. And Christmas gift PCs that arenít set up properly are essentially unprotected PCs. A PC can be a risky gift - The Red Tape Chronicles - MSNBC.com

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th December 2005 11:59PM