One in six don't have any protection
By Ian GRAYSON
Every so often an industry survey comes along that makes you scratch your head - like one that's discovered one in every six PCs has no anti-virus protection.
According to research by McAfee, there are an alarming number of computer users who are either ignorant or don't believe they face any risks each time they go online. Anyway you look at it, that's a scary number.
On a country-by-country basis, the research found Singapore topped the unprotected list with 21.75 per cent of PCs at risk. Australia was sitting at number 15 (together with Norway) at 15.72 per cent.
While the research focused on consumer users, you can bet the numbers are still a worry if you delve into the small business world. Many SMB owners tend to be more focused on staying afloat in challenging economic times than on managing their IT systems.
Yet, if basics such as anti-virus software are being missed, where does that leave things such as patch updates and back-ups?
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