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Keeping track: Policing the Net

Who should be responsible for Web security?

The disruption of several major Web sites earlier this month by computer hackers has led more consumers to take a second look at doing business over the Internet. In the wake of the attacks, PC Data Online polled 3,430 homes and discovered that:

*33 percent of home Internet users were affected by the recent service outages.

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*54 percent said they would alter their online behavior (with 80 percent of those individuals saying they would be less likely to send credit-card information online).

*80 percent feel perpetrators should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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