An ounce of prevention

Computer viruses are increasing at an unprecedented rate. In 1986, there was
one known computer virus; three years later, that number had increased to six
and, by 1990, the total had jumped to 80. Sound like a lot? The number of computer-virus
attacks reported around the world jumped to 71,402 in the last three months of
2000, up from 7,020 in the same period a year earlier, according to the
consultancy Walter P. Moore.

Experts advise that anti-virus programs for workplace computers should be
updated at least once per quarter. It’s particularly crucial for HR offices
because they typically receive a high volume of e-mails with electronic CVs

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