On Fri, 09 May 2008 07:20:52 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> Scary security numbers from Trend Micro
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> | Case in point:
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> | 1. Newly created Web threats grew 1,564 percent from Q1 2005 through
> | the
> | end of 2007. That's nearly 200 percent growth every quarter. This is
> | due to the large number of variants written off of a base of the
> | original threat.
> |
> | 2. In 2005, Trend examined less than 1 million malicious code
> | patterns. In
> | 2007, there were nearly 5.5 million malicious code patterns. In the
> | first four months of 2008, Trend has already seen more than 2
> | million.
> |
> | These numbers point to the fact that the bad guys are winning. Even the
> | most sophisticated security departments at enterprise organizations are
> | no match for this onslaught.
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> http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-993...=2547-1_3-0-20
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> This ought to explain why roughly 320 million of today's Windows PCs are
> already controlled by a criminal. Use Windows, be used.


Fake media file snares PC users
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7389529.stm

Almost 500,000 people have been caught out by a booby-trapped media file,
says security firm McAfee.

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Other security companies have seen the trojan but not in such large
numbers as McAfee.

Only those using Windows are vulnerable to the malicious program.

McAfee urged users to update their security software and to be wary when
using file-sharing networks.
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Quite some time ago, the BBC website would merely use the word
"computers". A lot of people pointed out that these kind of things
*only* affected *windows* machines, & that "Windows" should be used.
Now the beeb regularly points out that these kinds of problems only
affect Window machines.

How times have changed.



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