IT still playing catch-up on e-mail security

Tuesday, 17 August 2004, 12:51 PM EST

What is the price of e-mail security? The word "price" (or a close variation) was in the message area in e-mail messages produced by the latest major virus, which made the rounds of the Internet last week. This variant of the ever-present Bagle worm serves as another reminder of the fragile nature of an e-mail system on which many of us depend. As Microsoft releases its Windows XP Service Pack 2 security-oriented update, which includes a range of security patches and a more visible look at the security status of individual computers, it's a good time to assess the state of the technology infrastructure.

By Eric Lundquist at eWeek.

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