In a Online Safety Study that was published by Microsoft yesterday show that worms are the biggest security threat on the Internet. The study refers to the worm Conficker that infected over five million computers the first six months 2009.
In the Microsoft study the company also found that countries with high numbers of pirate copying of software also get hit harder by security problems.
“There is a direct connection between pirate copying and the number of infected computers” says Jeff Williams on Microsoft Malware Protection Center.
Pirate copying in China is about four times bigger than in the US.
Until next time 🙂
Peter – Your Online Security Guide
Software piracy continues to increase globally. The effects of this increase are devastating: not only does software piracy reduce revenues, it also results in less R&D, and in less investment in marketing and channel development.