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// Automated “Bots” Overtake PCs Without Firewalls Within 4 Minutes

Working with Kevin Mitnick and USAToday, Avantgarde released a study on November 29th that showed that automated "bots," worms and other threats pummeled six computer platforms over a two-week period with 305,955 total attacks. Results also revealed, and that an inadequately protected computer fell victim to an actual compromise within four minutes of first plugging into the Internet.

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