Most don't backup what they can't lose. Many still "preview" email and think that is not the same as opening an email. Still more are using P2P applications and are blissfully unaware of the dangers. A recent poster was using a P2P application but was a newbie and believed someone that there was no danger and that the application was not P2P since they paid for it.
-> Here's a post I made with another view that some take. I call it the "Magic Shield" post.
A question that was posted by zstar5000 on 1/9/07...Just wondering how does this happen? All the security software people are paying for and with all the precautions...things like this still happen. If your not opening unknown email, have spyware, phishing tools and virus protection, why or how do you still end up with problems? Things overtaking your computer and Hackers stealing your idenity? There's one area of concern for me, I use a DSL connection to the internet but my modem does not have a router. Is this dangerous? I don't understand how they work. I have contacted Verizon and they told me it would cost me a little over $100.00 to get a modem with a router. For the past 3 and a half years I guess I lucky without it.
Thks for your comments///