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THE reason why people hack into computers (Letters, August 30) is to see what valuable information your PC is holding, such as bank account numbers etc. The other reason is to take over your computer and do something against the law. The blame then comes

THE reason why people hack into computers (Letters, August 30) is to see what valuable information your PC is holding, such as bank account numbers etc. The other reason is to take over your computer and do something against the law. The blame then comes down to you.

I don't see what they would have done to V Harper-Wilkinson's PC in order to need to install everything again. All that is needed to do is lock it down correctly. Windows XP has a built in firewall. Although not 100 per cent, it is a start.

If you are on broadband you should purchase something like McAfee Internet Security Suite (£15 from amazon.co.uk). Use this with the built-in XP firewall and there should be no further problems.

ROBERT MUMFORD

Ramsey Mereside