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Computers in Japan Increasingly Infecting with Virus Through USB

A recent survey conducted by Trend Micro Inc., and released on November 8, 2008 reveals that virus infections on computers via USB memory sticks are spreading in Japan.

The firm's monthly survey disclosed that USB channeled infections with Autorun, a standard computer virus, counted to 143 in August 2008, and the number increased to 347 in September 2008 and 471 in October 2008.

Typically, a conventional virus attacks a PC when its user opens a file sent as an e-mail attachment or when he/she downloads software from the rnet. But the September 2008 survey discovered that 53.7% of the newly detected viruses were designed to spread through USB devices.

Security researchers further said that when computer systems at public places, like internet cafes, get infected with ne...

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