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IN PICTURES: The most destructive viruses of all time
Christchurch's Lyttelton Port Company is taking its systems offline to prepare for any possible assault from the WannaCry ransomeware causing havoc internationally.
The world of computer viruses has changed drastically over the last 25 or so years. In the early days, internet users were very naïve towards email attachments, contributing to the alarming speed that viruses could spread across the globe. These days, viruses very rarely land in our inboxes due to preconfigured firewalls and strict measures from the likes of Gmail and Outlook. SSLs.com compiled this list in looking at the destructive viruses that wreaked havoc on the Internet
The just-released beta of Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2010 is more notable for what's under the hood than what you actually see. However, if you're planning to try it out, you'd better not do it on your main PC – this is not only a beta release, but a temporary one as well. Currently, the installed beta says that it is good for only 14 days.