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Trev
09-09-2010, 09:09 AM
Here. (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10672071)
:)

DeSade
09-09-2010, 09:23 AM
So what they are saying is 70% of NZ Adults are morons?

Trev
09-09-2010, 09:24 AM
Seems abit like it.
:)

mikebartnz
09-09-2010, 10:47 AM
Gave up reading when they put getting a virus as an online crime although strictly true but basically a scare report.

zqwerty
09-09-2010, 02:59 PM
Not morons but always out for a quick buck or an easy wangle.

Chilling_Silence
09-09-2010, 03:30 PM
Well I guess it depends on the severity of the virus. Some wouldn't be counted as Scams, some are simply drive-by-downloads, whereas others infect you by scamming you ... It's hard to know.

1101
09-09-2010, 03:50 PM
90% of the time these quoted percentage figures are 100% bogus.

** pull a number out the the hat, make sure its a higher number than expected
** you will never need to prove or justify it
** the more ridiculous you make it the more publicity it will get

xyz823
09-09-2010, 04:50 PM
A virus is an online crime? I know it sucks to be infected buuut doesn't seem like its a cybercrime?


Less than half (45 per cent) of New Zealanders said they would report the crime to police.

Tbh I don't think the police would give two shits if you rang them and told them you got a virus.

Seems like they are including irrelevant information to get publicity.

pctek
09-09-2010, 05:03 PM
So what they are saying is 70% of NZ Adults are morons?

61 per cent picking up viruses or malware (malicious software).

Ten per cent of New Zealanders have responded to online scams and 7 per cent have had their social networking profile hacked or their credit cards used fraudulently.

Two per cent have experienced identity theft.

What they mean is most people think their antivirus protects them against everything - spyware and stupidity.

Agent_24
11-09-2010, 01:47 AM
And yet I have seen multiple pranks (such as those programs which open your CD drive and make farting noises) detected as viruses too.

Does that mean that jokes are also a crime?