Security expert warns schools about infected laptops

Wednesday, 18 August 2004, 1:48 PM EST

The desire to learn won't be the only thing returning with students to their universities this fall College IT departments can expect a wave of viruses, worms and other computer nasties to accompany their charges as they connect their computers to their college's networks.

When many students return to school from summer vacation, they're returning with their home computer or a laptop Relevant Products/Services from Intel Enterprise Solutions that they're connecting to a university network, explained Chris Novak, a senior security Relevant Products/Services from IBM eServer xSeries Systems consultant with Ubizen.

"Most of these systems were connected to a home DSL line of cable modem where there is no security involved," he told TechNewsWorld from his New York City office. "You plug right in, get connected and you open up your system to the whole world."

By John P. Mello Jr. at TechNewsWorld.

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