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Government Stats Botnet Microsoft Security Worms Your Rights Online

Rich Countries Suffer Less Malware, Says Microsoft Study 84

Posted by timothy
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chicksdaddy writes "To paraphrase a quote attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald: 'Rich countries aren't like everyone else. They have less malware.' That's the conclusion of a special Security Intelligence Report from Microsoft, anyway. The special supplement, released on Wednesday, investigated the links between rates of computer infections and a range of national characteristics including the relative wealth of a nation, observance of the rule of law and the rate of software piracy. The conclusion: cyber security (by Microsoft's definition: low rates of malware infection) correlated positively with many characteristics of wealthy nations – high Gross Income Per Capita, higher broadband penetration and investment in R&D and high rates of literacy. It correlated negatively with characteristics common in poorer nations – like demographic instability, political instability and lower levels of education.'"
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Rich Countries Suffer Less Malware, Says Microsoft Study

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  • by Ukab the Great (87152) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @10:28AM (#42820303)

    I use these establishments only to plug my notebook into a ethernet jack, but a non-insignificant amount of times, to ask to use your own computer instead of their infectious, malware-ridden machines evokes suspicion that are you are some kind of hacker terrorist and they want you to leave.

    Extending and embracing your analogy, it's like bringing your own hooker to a truckstop and they want you to leave because they think you're a pimp.

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