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Re: Home PCs Not as Protected as Owners Think
Posted by: Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz 2004-10-25 09:58:27
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Warning: Surfing the Internet can be very risky -- much more so than the average home PC user realizes. That notion, widely held in the tech industry, is borne out by a detailed survey of 329 consumers that included inspections of each of their home computers. In findings released today by America Online and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a picture emerges of consumers increasingly using their home PCs for sensitive, online transactions without adequately protecting themselves from cybercrime.

Re: Home PCs Not as Protected as Owners Think
Posted by: wyldcdn 2004-10-25 10:07:11 In reply to: Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz
Did the results say how many Linux or Apple computer users were at risk? Or is it mainly just Windows users who are at risk?
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Has technology made transportation more or less safe?
Traveling by all modes of transportation has become riskier with each passing year.
In general, transportation safety has been improving steadily, despite some failures.
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