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new computer viruses and other types of malware are released all the time. Identify a current virus or worm (most security companies, such as Symantec and McAfee, list the most recent security threats on their Web sites) and asnswer the following questions: When was it introduced? What does it do? How is it spread? How many computers have been affected so far? Is there an estimated cost associated with it? Is it still in existence? At the conclusion of your research prepare a one page summary of your findings.

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    What kind of help do you need? The directions seem very clear to me.

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    where could I get the answers to these questions if you could give me a hint where to find the answers it would be greatly appreciated.

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    " ... such as Symantec and McAfee, list the most recent security threats on their Web sites"

    http://www.symantec.com

    http://www.mcafee.com/us/

    Once you identify the virus or worm you want to research, then you'll need to use good researching skills -- and remember that it involves searching AND re-searching.

    If you need help learning how to search, including how to choose good search terms, go here and scroll down to the links under HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET:
    http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/

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