The recent spread of the cleverly engineered "MyDoom" computer virus exposed a key flaw in the global embrace of technology: Its users are human.

Posing as a legitimate computer error message, the worm successfully tricked eMail recipients into spreading it to friends, co-workers, and other associates. Although computer users have grown wiser about falling for such tricks, virus writers have also gotten smarter about fooling them, as MyDoom clearly illustrated.

"People that are bent on doing these things continue to display a high degree of intelligence," said Bob


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