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Survey: Downloading Music Top Threat, Say IT Managers

By Matthew Harwood

A new survey commissioned by McAfee Inc. finds that most IT managers do not block employees from downloading music, even though they list it as the company's biggest IT security threat.

Via Reuters by way of ComputerWorld.com:

Most companies do not stop staff from downloading music from the Internet, despite the risks posed to work computers, a survey has found.

Two-thirds of IT managers polled said they do not block employees from taking music off the Web, even though they named it as the biggest threat.

In a poll of more than 1,000 computer managers by ICM Research, music came top of the list of perceived threats.

More than half said they feared that music files and other security threats could spread viruses that may lead to fraud or damage corporate computer networks.

IT managers also listed popular social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace as a major IT security concern.

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