Although most organizations have a firewall between themselves and the Internet, hackers have easily circumvented firewall security by attaching files to e-mail directed at internal users. These "Trojan horse" attachments present dangers similar to the viruses that spread via floppy disks during the 1990s, but they allow viruses to spread much faster and farther. The ubiquitous use of the Internet has changed the game permanently. Security can no longer be an afterthought and implementing adequate protection will often require compromising some functionality and ease of use.

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