Thursday, February 24, 2005

Governments virus warning site

Now, yesterday saw the British government launch a new site. www.itsafe.gov.uk Now although I think the basic idea is good the problem I foresee is that because it is aimed at the home user / Small business computer user. These people may try and cut IT costs by not having a god up to date anti-virus product installed.

The warnings this site will provide is only of the major viruses, they estimate 6 to 10 a year.

We believe that we in the UK could see a rise in the about viruses, due to people not having Anti-Virus Products installed. I already see a lot of this, and the site goes as far as it can without stating don't bother with Anti-Virus.

Although it does tell users how to update windows, and Office products. What about all the other products.

Yet again the government have produced too little too late. It needs to state on the front page get yourself an anti-virus product and get it now. Links to Vendor Sites, and maybe local companies which can help would be good as well.

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