Monday, October 09, 2006

PCs in the wild

The BBC are running a story across their media outlets about how often a PC is attacked while sitting online. Their research shows that an unprotected Windows XP machine sitting unused on the Internet was hit every 15 minutes by external computers attempting to infect, crash or subvert the operation of the device. This research is no surprise but illustrates how important it is to update your PC and switch on the Firewall.

This is before the PC was used to browser the Internet with the wretched Internet Explorer. They are reporting on that tomorrow.

It is quite a relief that my Mac is much more resilient than most PCs, especially behind my home Firewall.

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