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Peter Schooff

Virus of the Year (So Far)

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It’s been a long year for computer viruses, as malware and spam bots continue to increase at alarming rates. And, as my blog pointed out in the 5 Most Common Security Mistakes, it pays to, in so many words, know thine enemy.

With that said, anti-virus specialists Sophos recently announced the top two viruses of the year. And the top two are: Klez.h and Bugbear, the former accounting for 24.1% of reports to the firm, and the latter behind with 17.5%.

Hopefully, all of your computer’s have had their antivirus shots this year, and it includes defenses against those two different strains. Now if I could just convince the virus writers to come pick up their Virus-of-the-Year awards at the local prison.

This is my last blog for the week, and I hope everyone has a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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Peter Schooff's blog is a daily look at what's going on in the world of computer security with an emphasis on how it affects businesses.

Peter Schooff

Peter Schooff is Contributing Editor at ebizQ, and manager of the ebizQ Forum. Contact him at pschooff@techtarget.com

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