hiddenFeb 03, 2013 13:35:29 IST
Leading IT security solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies which released the findings from its Annual Windows Malware report, has said that Windows is still the most attacked Operating system and desktop computers are still very vulnerable to malware.
"Windows is still the most attacked Operating System. 2012 saw numerous attacks that were devised for windows vulnerabilities. Cyber criminals have leveraged zero-day exploits even more effectively with new software patterns and business models. The web is still the most conventional way of targeting victims," said the report.
The report said that mobile device malware has also reached a new stage of evolution.
Smartphones and other mobile devices have been a boon for users, vendors and developers but their rapid proliferation has also opened up a gold mine for malware authors. This, combined with the concerns of lost and stolen devices, emphasises the fact that it is about time that mobilesecurity is taken seriously, company officials said.
The company said it has tied up with Japanese mobile operator SoftBank Mobile Corp to provide anti-virus software to mobile phones.
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