The dangers of monoculture

Wednesday, 8 May 2002, 3:59 PM EST

Computer systems are more vulnerable to Trojan horses and viruses if all of them are the same. All the malware created so far relies on computers running the same programs in order to spread.

The Klez.H computer virus is the latest example. This computer virus relies on the fact that almost all computers on the Internet are running Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Outlook.

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