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Browser based attacks increase

A COMPUTER TRADE organisation has warned that browser based attacks are on the increase. According to the Computing Technology Industry Association's annual survey on IT security, the number of attacks conducted by attackers by enticing users to malicious Web sites by e-mailing links has swelled by a quarter.

In 2003, 36.8 per cent of the IT workers surveyed said that their organization had suffered a browser-based attack in the last six months.The report said that attacks by worms and viruses were still considered by IT staff as the biggest threat. However this figure was down from 80 per cent the previous year to 68 per cent.

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News source: The Inq

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