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Data-swiping phishing sites are causing a greater security headache than expected while botnet numbers have taken an unexpected dip over recent months, according to revised security predictions by net security firm McAfee. McAfee Avert Labs recorded a 784 per cent increase in phishing websites in the first quarter of 2007 …

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Botnets?

Botnets on the decline? And just how do you think the vast majority of spam is distributed? What do you think rootkits are for? They're publishing self serving surveys.

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Well, of course they are!

The "survey" is published by a firm which makes money from end-users who buy anti-virus software. Independent testing shows that "for-cash" AV software is inferior to "for-free" AV software in overall effectiveness, security, and PCU-time usage. Frankly, if it weren't bundled with a lot OEM Windows installs, I don't think the stuff would make enough money to keep them afloat.

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