Tag Archives: malware

05 Jul 2009
Anti-Malware Software

“A top Symantec executive has hit out at free antivirus software, including Microsoft’s Microsoft Security Essentials, warning consumers that it won’t be enough to keep them safe.” is the opening sentence of John Pospisil’s article “Symantec: it’s dangerous to rely on free antivirus” on tech.blorge.com (h/t to Slashdot). I think they’re just getting twitchy because […]

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04 Jun 2008
It’s Your Fault

This article at NewScientist, Malicious software threatens internet economy, by Colin Barras & Tom Simonite, summarizes an OECD report: Malware: A security threat to the Internet economy (PDF). I’ve selected a few items from the summary: most malware infections (93%) occur on home users’ computers around one in four personal computers in the US – […]

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