Interesting Fact # 1020 - Internet Security

According to a poll by high-tech lobby group BITKOM, 19 percent of computer users had not installed an anti-virus programme and 45 percent had no firewall to prevent unauthorised access.

(With the growing armies of viruses, worms and Trojan out there, people need to be savvier when it comes to protecting their computer systems. After all you wouldn't leave your wallet unattended. The day of the nerdy kid unleashing a mischievous virus are over, these days hardened criminals are in on the act, and they are after your money.)