SPYWARE AND TROJANS THREATS ON RISE (MICROSOFT ONLY)

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by imhotep, Jun 14, 2006.

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    "Spyware and Trojan threats are rising dramatically, now accounting for the
    majority of the online attacks, a new report reveals. Webroot's latest
    report shows that during the first quarter of 2006 the number of spyware
    infections jumped to 87 per cent from 72 per cent in the same period in
    2005; a rise of 15 percent.

    According to Webroot's figures, the total number of Trojan horses also
    increased from 18 percent over the previous quarter to an average of 29.5
    per cent. "These alarming figures illustrate that spyware is a problem that
    internet users are going to be battling for years to come. Spyware has
    proven itself as more than a simple 'flash in the pan' security threat.
    This is a real threat that is financially motivated and will not stop
    spreading,? said C. David Moll, chief executive officer of Webroot
    Software."


    http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/123121?rdf

    Imhotep

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