Sunday, November 02, 2008

On Security, Microsoft Reports Progress and Alarm

John Markoff writes in The New York Times:

Microsoft plans to report on Monday that the security of its Windows operating system has significantly improved, while at the same time the threat of computer viruses, frauds and other online scourges has become much more serious.

The company blames organized crime, naïve users and its competitors for the deteriorating situation.

In the latest edition of its twice-a-year “Security Intelligence Report,” Microsoft said that the amount of malicious or potentially harmful software removed from Windows computers grew by 43 percent during the first half of 2008.

More here.


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