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Tech Buzz 06/04

Internet security updates, spims and more

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On High Alert

To hear the latest about worms and viruses, softwarevulnerabilities and Internet security, there's a new Web siteto visit. The National Cyber Alert System is being run by theUS-CERT (U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team), part of theDepartment of Homeland Security. This project is a public andprivate collaboration; entrepreneurs can sign up for free e-mailabout emerging computer threats.

There's also information about dealing with warnings andalerts, and how-to details for securing systems. Visit to see the lists available forsign-ups. Some are technically dense for advanced users; othersfocus on the basics. This isn't a cure-all for computersecurity woes, but it's a good resource for business owners toget timely information.

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