Micro$oft sez: Malware more likely in Windows 7 PCs than XP

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Microsoft's Motto:  If it works, it's not complicated enough.

Windows NT/2k/XP/7 -> Like the Emperor's new clothes - coded with the
finest, most expensive threads.  Are we secure yet?

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Malware more likely in Windows 7 PCs than XP: Microsoft
10 May, 2014

The newly published Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) has
said that the Windows 7 PC is more at risk of having malware than XP
computers.

Microsoft said that in the last quarter of 2013, the Windows 7 computers
it scanned were more likely to be infected by malware than PCs running
Windows XP. An infection rate of 2.59% was found for Windows 7 PC
compared to 2.42% for XP.

Windows Vista was also affected by malware. Microsoft has calculated the
infection rate for each version of Windows is calculated by comparing an
equal number of computers per version.

The company said that infection rates jumped drastically from Q3 to Q4
2013 mainly due to the Rotbrow family of malware which presented itself
as a browser add-on.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report said that Windows 7 can provide
better security than Windows XP if configured in a proper manner.

The infection rates measured in computers cleaned per thousand (CCM --
yes M, the Latin for thousand) rose from 5.6 in Q3 to 17.8 in Q4 of last
year on the back of the Win32/Senfit click fraud bot.

The CCM rates for Vista and Windows 7 were higher than XP for the
quarter. The report shows an infection rate of 25.9 percent for Windows
7, 32.4 percent for Vista and 24.2 percent for XP.


http://www.delhidailynews.com/news/Malware-more-likely-in-Windows-7-PCs-than-XP--Microsoft-1399714500/

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That's like saying "more lotto winners are 'quick picks'.

The reason, 80% of purchased tickets *are* quick picks!



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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
 deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin

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What's your point?  More shitware is on the dominant O/S at any given
time.


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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
 deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin

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"G. Morgan" wrote:
  

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The point is that even if 80% of the tickets purchased TODAY are "quick
picks", some (arbitrarily large) fraction of the tickets ever purchased
in the past (of all types) are still able to win the malware lottery
today.

I don't buy the premis that win-7 is the dominant Windoze OS in use
today - as measured by the number of individual PC's that are functional
and have an internet connection.

Until the number of active and web-connected Win-XP systems falls below
half the number of similar win-7 systems (a metric that may very well be
unmeasurable), it's a crock that Win-7 and Win-XP systems are appearing
in equal numbers in terms of malware infection rates.  

Win 7 out-of-the-box should have been a much less vulnerable OS than XP,
but apparently after what - 4 or so years of availability it's really no
better than XP?

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then win 98 must REALLY be secure

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usenetopian wrote:

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Looks like nothing more than a sign of the times: malware targeting a
more current version of the OS that has a higher number of users.
Nothing new about that.  Malware authors have always targeted the OS
with the larger market share.  Windows 7 is going up.  Windows XP is
going down.  Malware authors are moving on.

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VanguardLH wrote:
  
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Bullshit.

I've said it many times before, and the numbers at Secunia.org prove my
point.

Back when win-98 was still used in significant numbers, the number of
security bulletins issued for 9x/me systems PALED in comparison to the
NT-based OS's.

What exactly will it take to kill the bullshit argument that you people
keep putting forward that 9x/me wasn't vulnerable because it wasn't
widely used?  You know that's a bullshit argument!

NONE of the 37 security bulletins EVER ISSUED for 9x/me allowed for
remote code execution!

In 2002 Windows XP was the first mass-market NT-based OS for civillians
(individuals, home and soho's) and from day-1 it was the best
trojan-hosting platform the world had ever seen.

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