"There is a very high national cost to this," said Jeff Fox, technology editor of the consumer magazine. "People think they're invincible, even when this kind of money is involved."Read more at NewsFactor.
In a nationwide survey, the magazine found that unwanted commercial e-mail, known as spam, is the biggest computer-security problem. But viruses are the most expensive, with people paying $5.2 billion in 2004 and 2005 to repair or replace afflicted machines, the survey found.
Viruses and spyware cost billions a year
Posted on Sunday, Aug 27 2006 @ 13:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A Consumer Reports survey found consumers paid as much as $7.8 billion over two years to replace computers that got infected with viruses and spyware.