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Title: Tests highlight computer risks


Date Published: 01 December 2008


Excerpt: In an experiment designed to show the risks run by every household with a computer and an Internet connection, NetSafe and IBM uncovered what they termed as "fascinating and shocking" results.

The experiment was held to mark International Computer Security Day, last Sunday.

During the two-hour experiment, four New Zealanders ranging from a teenage boy to a senior citizen went about their online day-to-day tasks on poorly secured computers. NetSafe and IBM monitored more than 112 direct attempts to attack the four computers over two hours.

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