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E‐mail viruses: how organizations can protect their e‐mails

Dong‐Her Shih (Associate Professor, Department of Information Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan)
Hsiu‐Sen Chiang (Master's Student, Department of Information Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

An e‐mail virus is an e‐mail that can infect other programs by modifying them to include a replication of itself. When the infected e‐mails are opened, the e‐mail virus spreads itself to others. Today's society has seen a dramatic increase in the use of e‐mails. As a result, organizations must take even more precautions to guard against the introduction of e‐mail viruses into their systems. This paper discusses how organizations can protect their e‐mails from the intrusion of e‐mail virus and how to develop their own e‐mail virus security plan.

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Shih, D. and Chiang, H. (2004), "E‐mail viruses: how organizations can protect their e‐mails", Online Information Review, Vol. 28 No. 5, pp. 356-366. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520410564280

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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