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Weekend Internet Computer Virus Was Preventable

Computer network administrators continue repairing damage done over the weekend by malicious software spread by the Internet. Desktop computers weren't damaged, but computer networks were clogged by the so-called "worm," and the damage could have been prevented. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.