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Eye on Microsoft: Security a Lost Cause


Anti-virus software is sometimes used on GNU/Linux in
order to protect Windows on the network



Summary: Anti-virus software not potent anymore; Windows botnets go to war

32% of computers with AV protection are infected

A SurfRight report shows statistics that give credibility to the lately popular opinion that one anti-virus solution is no longer enough to be sure your computer isn't infected.

The effectiveness of most anti-virus solutions relies still on the quality of the virus signatures, and sometimes on the heuristics capabilities of the programs. Aided by its partners, SurfRight had the idea of bundling up 7 anti-virus engines that have at their disposal an equal amount of anti-virus databases. They called it Hitman Pro 3.


New Russian botnet tries to kill rival

Security researchers say that the relatively unknown Spy Eye toolkit added this functionality just a few days ago in a bid to displace its larger rival, known as Zeus.

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