How to Protect Yourself, Your Company, and Your Job

There are some general actions that sites also need to consider, starting with a re-examination of their e-mail policies and training. Users need to be educated so that they never, NEVER, *NEVER* open an attached file unless it comes from someone that they know and is one that they are expecting. Some sites block all attachments; Draconian, to be sure, but they don't waste a lot of time cleaning up after e-mail viruses. Although LOVELETTER.A wasn't a macro virus, many sites use Rich Text Format (RTF) in lieu of .DOC files. Keeping anti-virus software current is essential although, to be fair, this virus caught the anti-virus vendors off-guard. And frequent backups, clearly, are essential.

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