Most Home PC Users at Risk for Attack

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Most Home PC Users at Risk for Attack

While corporations are monitoring ports and using advanced security tools to fend off infection and attack, home users – who have less technical sophistication – are left more susceptible, sometimes even lacking firewall and anti-virus defenses.

The bulk of home PC users are largely open to attack through the Internet, with nearly half of all broadband connections running without a firewall, nearly 70 percent without updated antivirus protection, four in five users with spyware or adware on their machines, and nearly 90 percent of those victims unaware of the compromise.

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