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The Malwarelympics of 2012 [Chart]

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Malwarelympics 2012 – Emsisoft [via The Windows Club]

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  • Published 08/10/12

Comments (5)

  1. Jon

    Ah, an Emsisoft advert.

  2. Citrus Rain

    I like the infographics that have 5 – 10 sources.

    This one has the company making the infographic, and Wikipedia.

  3. TheFu

    The infographic seems reasonable.

    Security researchers like to point out that most AV programs are only 50% effective in their real-world testing. They suggest that you should go on the internet and behave as if your AV doesn’t work at all.

    When I see that almost all viruses target a single OS, that tells me to avoid using that OS in high-risk activities like
    * connecting to the internet or
    * reading email or
    * loading any documents that came through the internet.

    By that point, it seems that using that OS should be an exception for specialized needs, not for daily use.

    The sad thing is that the other OSes are being attacked all the time too, just in different ways. Nobody is safe.

  4. Urichhai

    Wow an info graphic on Malware by a Malware company. That’s an ad I will trust for sure.
    Not saying its wrong just saying that any company that needs to go to those lengths is one that makes me think about how many computers I have had to repair thanks to the ever popular “Your computer has Viruses, download our software now to fix it” It seems too that they all like to put MS on top of the list, could be they are the most used by corporate America??? Just read a new report on the ever increasing virus attacks on Apple machines too. Just a thought.

  5. jimmy

    The first weaponised malware.

    What does it mean that is was ‘weaponised’?

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