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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Teenage girls are an attraction for many of our readers, but today one IT professional was questioning the authenticity of females on the Web. Not satisfied with a survey showing that the majority of those under 17 logging on were women, he thought the answer to the debate lay in disguise. "You don't reckon it's blokes pretending to be girls?" he asked The Register. According to this observant reader, British males have been indulging their fantasies online, and taking names from the fairer sex in chat rooms. Yes, cybertalk is being infiltrated by Nigellas and Justines. In fact, The Register itself is aware of one such offender. Steve, 34, is a London artiste, and a well-known impersonator who likes to be known online as Stephanie. Just remember guys, the female of the species is more deadly than the male. ®

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