update from IT Help Desk

Lisa at IT sent the following notes today regarding securing your desktop computer and cautious computing:

Tuesday the 12th was Black Tuesday with numerous updates for Windows – there was also several Mac Updates as well (for Leopard anyway). Might wanna remind people to make sure updates run for their computers.

Also, this info about “Valentine’s Day” virus spamming may be of interest: http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2008/02/12/valentine-nuwar/

And, since it’s taxtime, here’s info on Fake IRS Tax Refund scam: http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2008/02/04/fraudsters-offer-irs-tax-refund/

And….. How prevalent IS malware (group terminology for virus, spyware and adware)? This article give some very REAL figures and projections: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001378.html

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