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Aug 12 2008   7:22PM GMT

Overheard: If it was every twelve minutes in 2006, what’s the lucky number now?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

mark_ward1.jpg If every hour a burglar turned up at your house and rattled the locks on the doors and windows to see if he could get in, you might consider moving to a safer neighbourhood. And while that may not be happening to your home, it probably is happening to any PC you connect to the net.

Mark Ward, Tracking down hi-tech crime

In 2006, a BBC News technology team set up a honeypot and found that the average home computer was attacked from the Internet once every twelve minutes. I wonder what the number is now?

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