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This story appears in the November 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Ho-hum, another day, another critical Windows vulner-ability threatening to let some stranger enslave my PC and drain my bank account. What's on the menu today? Phishing? Pharming? Spyware? Maybe some new Trojan/worm soufflé?

We don't need terrifying statistics anymore to convince us the sky is falling. But here's another meteor on the noggin: Gartner Inc. reports that online bad guys stole an average of $900 from each of 3 million Americans in the past year. And that doesn't count the many PCs rendered useless by spyware.

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