New security strategies are needed

Monday, 3 October 2005, 4:39 PM EST

In the second quarter of 2005 there was a 300% quarter-on-quarter increase in security incidents involving compromised bot machines Ė PCs that play unwitting host to "zombie" code.

This is according to McAfee, who focus on intrusion prevention.

By Mariette Du Plessis at ITWeb.

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