THE WINDOWS WORLD is a marginally safer place, according to Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report.
The Vole has released volume eight of the report, concluding that malware attacks in the UK were down on last year and lower than the world's average.
Microsoft's insecurity moles detected malware on 4.1 out of every 1,000 computers scanned in the UK in the second half of 2009. This was down from 4.9 in the first half of 2009 and much lower than the worldwide average of 7.0 out of 1,000.
The main threat to the UK was from malware, which was responsible for 69.9 per cent of all reported infections. Backdoor trojans accounted for 34.5 per cent, with Adware infecting 19 per cent.
The report collates data from 500 million computers running Windows worldwide. The compiled data is filtered through three of the Vole's Trustworthy Computing Security Centres for analysis.
So Microsoft reviews its own software security and tells itself that it's doing a better job. Imagine that. µ
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