Americans wrong about computer security

Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 12:15 AM EST

Most Americans believe their computers are protected against viruses and spyware, but scans found that a large number had outdated or disabled security software, according to a poll released on Monday.

Fully 87 percent of Americans polled said they had anti- virus software, 73 percent said they had a firewall and 70 percent said they had anti-spyware software, according to the survey by security software maker McAfee and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

At Scientific American.

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