The UK government is launching a virus alert service. Full-time staff will be employed to work through the hundreds of virus alerts that they will recieve from leading  computer security firms. The service, called IT Safe, will issue warnings about damaging viruses, software vulnerabilities and weaknesses on devices such as mobile phones and what they can do to avoid trouble. The creation of the national alert service follows similar efforts in the Netherlands and US. The National Alerting Service for the Netherlands and the US National Cyber Alerting Service also tell citizens of serious security threats.