Why E-Mail-Borne Viruses Have Become So Dangerous

Before Internet use became pervasive, viruses spread relatively slowly. Since they usually propagated via floppy disks, they often took weeks or months to spread widely. This made it relatively easy to identify virus attacks and to take precautions before viruses could do much damage. Typically, only a few of an organization’s PCs were affected before a virus attack was halted.

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