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Aladdin study warns of increasing spyware problem

A study by Aladdin Knowledge Systems has suggested a dramatic increase in the number of dangerous spyware and Trojan threats lurking on the Web.

A study by Aladdin Knowledge Systems has suggested a dramatic increase in the number of dangerous spyware and Trojan...

threats lurking on the Web.   According to Aladdin’s “eSafe CSRT 2005 Malicious Code Report”, the number of malicious threats from spyware grew from 1,083 in 2004 to 3,389 in 2005, an increase of more than 213%.

In addition, there was a 142% increase in the number of Trojans from 1,455 in 2004 to 3,521 in 2005, and a 56% increase in viruses and other threats such as email worms and file infectors defined as self-replicating/propagating malicious applications.

That’s enough figures saying there are lots of threats out there. We all know that - what’s needed is progress, and solutions - not more studies!

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