Practise "Safe hex" this Valentine's Day, says Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos Press Release

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, is urging computer users to remain vigilant against the threat of viruses during the run up to Valentine's Day. Exchanging electronic Valentine cards and downloading romance-themed programs from the internet increases the risk of spreading viruses. Love-struck computer users opening these 'e-cards' may find that they will be hit by more than just Cupid's arrow.

"Recent events with the MyParty virus, which didn't cause big problems in this region, suggest that Aussies and Kiwis are more switched on to Safe Hex than other parts of the globe," said Stuart Palmer, Managing Director of Sophos Anti-Virus. "So we must not let our guards down on 14 February. After all, it is unwise to send out executable programs by email any day of the year."

For further information please read Sophos's safe computing guidelines.

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