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IBM, NetSafe Claim NZ Computers More Vulnerable to Malicious Attacks

IBM New Zealand and NetSafe conducted a research in Auckland and found that computers connected to Internet in New Zealand are more vulnerable to attacks and are easily targeted by various kinds of worms, viruses and Trojans. The research also analyzed the frequency and types of threats attacking computers that access famous websites through broadband.

The research was conducted on poorly secured machines of four New Zealanders, ranging from a senior citizen to a teenager, who performed their day-to-day online activities. IBM and NetSafe closely monitored over 112 attempts of attack on these four machines for more than two hours.

As per the research, the first problem emerged in 30 seconds after connecting with the Internet and the first attempt to intrude the system took pl...

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