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Re: 491.2 million systems infected with malware in 2009

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Thursday 24 Dec 2009 00:57 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> nessuno on Tuesday:
>>> Now I find out that that is about right:  half a billion Windows
>>> machines infected with malware.
>> Vint Cerf ad Mr. Geer, both of whom are highly repeated individuals,
>> also estimated it to be somewhere around hundreds of millions 2-3
>> years ago.
>> In 2008, a security firm said that almost half of all PCs (Windows)
>> are zombies. It said 40%. A few months ago, Microsoft itself claimed
>> a third (of those machines which it scanned). The above numbers make
>> sense and they are realistic.
> Rather sad, if you tell me.  One would think that a reasonably secure
> product would have less than 5% compromised as a starting point.  It
> goes to show that sales, not security is always the focal point.
> Security is merely lip service to appease the uninformed.
> It is further perpetuated by our troll community here, who shed tears
> when their lovely M$ stock portfolio is not performing as it ought, the
> dreadful greedy creatures they are.

Corruption has always existed and Microsoft's proven (with its own documents)
AstroTurfing is unlikely to die.

I think that the best way to counter Microsoft's corruption is to expose it 
while promoting solutions that are substitutes.

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