Viruses thwart security measures

Tuesday, 2 March 2004, 2:36 PM EST

The findings were revealed in early results of a UK government survey that catalogues security breaches suffered by British businesses.

It revealed the new tactics virus writers use to spread their creations.

"Anti-virus software alone is just not enough anymore," said Chris Potter, a PricewaterhouseCoopers security analyst who co-wrote the survey.

The survey, funded by the Department of Trade and Industry, found that 93% of UK businesses, and 99% of large businesses, use anti-virus software to spot and stop malicious programs.

Almost 60% of firms update this protection software automatically to keep current with new threats.

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