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Re: The cost of cybercrime - Re: [Rival] Microsoft Windows Zombies Emit Well Over 100,000,000,000 SPAM Per Day

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____/ AZ Nomad on Friday 15 August 2008 19:01 : \____

> On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 11:37:28 -0700 (PDT), Rex Ballard <rex.ballard@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>>Let's look at that, shall we?  You can plug in your own numbers, but I
>>think you will find that Microsoft "spam-bots" is costing us a lot
>>more than you might think.
>>Figure that each PC user spends 1 hour per day sorting out the spam,
>>at even $10 per hour, times 1 billion users, that's $10 billion.  Most
>>PC using professionals make more like $20 to $40 per hour, and actual
>>costs are closer to $50-60 per hour.  So maybe an average of $50 per
>>hour or it's equvalent, for $50 billion.
> ...
> Not only that, but probably half of all PCs purchased are purchased
> because the previous PC was so infested with malware, that repairing
> it would cost half as much as a new PC.  Factor the cost of replacing
> PCs every 2-3 years instead of every 5-6 years.
> I've been seeing 6 month vista machines that are already unuseable due
> to millions of temp files piling up and the idiot OS trying to catalog
> all of them for DRM and desktop search.  Just keep on replacing them!

My mother bought a PC last year because the existing one kept getting filled
with worms ("it's gettinggg soooo slow"). They blame the computer, not the

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