Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jul 2006 16:23 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Sophos has published new research into the past six months of cyber crime. The Sophos Security Threat Management Report Update reveals that while there has been a vast drop in new viruses and worms, this has been over-compensated by increases in other types of malware, as cyber criminals turn their attention to stealing information and money. Most interestingly, new Trojans now outweigh viruses and worms by 4:1, compared to 2:1 in the first half of 2005. In addition, the continued dominance of Windows-based threats has prompted Sophos to suggest that many home users should consider switching to Apple Macs, to shield themselves from the malware onslaught.
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by Gone fishing on Thu 6th Jul 2006 05:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Christmas"
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Yes Iím sure you are right, and Mac users arenít frightened to put their hands into their pockets (not like all those fake Windows running Avast or AVG). Though with Mac OS Iím sure there will be less viruses (viruses that trick users into running them as root), and Sophos will develop more products for the Mac that protect users from themselves, social engineering tricks, rough websites etc.

Iím sure that virus writers will also increasing move into these areas as well.

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