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.