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UK IT managers back early warning system

Nick Huber
IT managers have backed calls for an international early warning system for virus attacks.

In the wake of the havoc caused by the Nimda worm last month, 58% of IT managers questioned in this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll said there should be a government-run early warning system to detect computer viruses.

One IT manager called for a regulated zone on the Internet to help stem the spread of viruses. "There should be a policed area of the Internet where actions are attributable and the use is safe and separated from the rest of the Web," he said.

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