“In the first quarter of 2007, security firm Sophos identified 23,864 threats, up from 9,450 on this time last year,” The Beeb reports. “In the same period the firm said it was identifying 5,000 web pages per day infected with so-called malware.”
The Beeb reports, “While malware is a growing problem for users of Windows operating systems, there is little evidence of the problem affecting users of Apple Macs running OS X or PCs instaled with Linux.”
“According to the report, China hosts more than 40% of all websites containing malware. The United States hosts almost a third of all sites, while the UK has 3% of the sites,” The Beeb reports.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gandalf” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: First The Beeb promises to make their “iPlayer” Mac-compatible and now they go and get something right regarding personal computer security. What’s this world coming to?!