Viruses aimed at Microsoft rise sharply.

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The number of new viruses arm worms aimed at Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system rose 400 percent between January and June from the same year-earlier period, Symantec say. Nearly 5,000 new Windows viruses and worms were documented in the first half of the year, up from about 1,000 in the year-earlier period, In a report MessageLabs said computer viruses spread by e-mall were growing more sophisticated as virus writers and spammers increasingly collaborate in an effort to make smarter bugs and make money. Computer...

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