Malware percentages

Greg Garcia (Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications,
United States Department of Homeland Security) was one of the keynote speakers at Educause Security 2008. He said that “Forty percent of computers on the Internet have Malware installed.”

John W. Thompson (Chairman of the Board and CEO, Symantec Corporation) speaking at the RSA 2008 security conference said that, based on data gathered from Symantec’s products, there is more malicious software now that users are encountering than good.

These statistics are good reasons to use Secunia PSI to check for files that need patching. In addition to other things to keep our computers safe such as patching, anti-virus, etc.

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