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[News] Malware Studies: Security Problems Cost $62 Billion Last Year

Malware wars: Are hackers on top?

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| The money made from malware is eclipsing the revenue of anti-virus
| vendors, a leading net security vendor claims. Raimund Genes, CTO of
| anti-malware at Trend Micro, cites FBI figures that IT security
| problems cost the economy $62bn last year against IDC estimates
| that the anti-malware market was worth $26bn in 2005.


If Microsoft was held accountable, it would be broke.


Study: Billions of dollars spent on security

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| Large U.S. businesses will spend $61 billion on security by the end
| of this year, representing 7.3 percent of total IT budgets in the
| country, according to a new report from Info-Tech Research Group.


US lost $8 billion to computer crime

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| Consumer reports' latest "State of the Net" survey has revealed that
| US punters lost more than $8 billion over the last two years to
| viruses, spyware and con tricks.
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If Only We Knew Then What We Know Now About Windows XP

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| You can think of Windows XP as a house with a second floor built of
| spackle, wood filler and duct tape.


Microsoft Windows: Insecure by Design


Why Windows is a security nightmare.


The Structural Failures of Windows


Security Report: Windows vs Linux

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| Finally, we also include a brief overview of relevant conceptual
| differences between Windows and Linux, to offer an insight into why
| Windows tends to be more vulnerable to attacks at both server and desktop,
| and why Linux is inherently more secure


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