Friday, February 08, 2008

BBC NEWS | Technology | Malicious programs hit new high

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Reports vary but some estimates suggest there were five times as many variants of malicious programs in circulation in 2007 compared to 2006.

Security company Panda Software said it was getting more than 3,000 novel samples of so called malware every day.

Criminals pump out variants to fool anti-virus programs that work, in part, by spotting common characteristics.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Malicious programs hit new high

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