Microsoft reports large increase in malware in 2008

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Microsoft has reported an increase in malware while its own vulnerabilities have decreased.

Microsoft has reported an increase in malware while its own vulnerabilities have decreased.

 

In its Security Intelligence Report, the company has reported that the total amount of malware and potentially unwanted software removed from computers worldwide grew over 43 percent during the first half of 2008.

 

There was a continued rise in both Trojan downloaders and high-severity vulnerabilities in the malware, while it reported that Microsoft vulnerabilities in the first half of 2008 were down 33.6 percent from the second half of 2007.

 

Vinny Gullotto, general manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, said: “The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report gives us a chance to share our extensive analysis of the threat landscape and related guidance with our customers, partners and the broader industry, helping ensure people are better informed and in turn protected.”

 

In its Security Intelligence Report, the company has reported that the total amount of malware and potentially unwanted software removed from computers worldwide grew over 43 percent during the first half of 2008.

 

There was a continued rise in both Trojan downloaders and high-severity vulnerabilities in the malware, while it reported that Microsoft vulnerabilities in the first half of 2008 were down 33.6 percent from the second half of 2007.

 

Vinny Gullotto, general manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, said: “The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report gives us a chance to share our extensive analysis of the threat landscape and related guidance with our customers, partners and the broader industry, helping ensure people are better informed and in turn protected.”

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