Poll shows most Americans clueless about virus risks

Monday, 4 October 2004, 4:08 PM EST

About one in three Americans think it's more likely they'll be audited by the IRS or win the lottery than fall victim to a virus or worm, the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) said Friday as it released the results of a September survey.

Younger computer users are even more sanguine about their chances: 40 percent of those under 25 think they'll get struck by lightning before malicious code hits their PC.

At Security Pipeline.

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