Historically, computer software was a static form of technology.
Melissa, which appeared in March 1999, marked a quantum leap forward in terms of speed of infection.
Not only is there a never-ending stream of cybercriminals who are looking to cause damage, steal identities or commit other cyber crimes, but also with most computers attached to the Internet 24-7 via broadband connections, the ease in which cybercriminals can perpetrate their crimes has gotten easier.
However, there are two proactive steps that computer users can do that can help make sure they prevent the latest attacks that these cybercriminals can dream of.
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