How Long Does It Take To Catch A Computer Virus?


I just read an incredibly scary article on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) website in the UK on Computer Viruses. As described in this article, reformed ex hacker, Jacques Erasmus, demonstrated just how dangerous things have gotten these days. Basically they took a Windows XP computer and connected the poor little scamp to the Internet without providing it with a firewall or any anti virus software.

This brings to mind an image of staking a goat in the middle of a field and waiting for the wolves to come (or the dinosaurs in the case of the movie Jurassic Park). So how long did it take for the wolves (viruses) to attack? Days? Hours? Minutes? How Long Does It Take To Catch A Computer Virus? - News by InformationWeek

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 3rd February 2007 9:51PM