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Malware Infection Rates By Region, And More Fun Facts!

According to Microsoft, the global average for malware infection is 8.6 out of every 1000 systems—a number that's lower than I'd have estimated. And apparently Ethiopia and Myanmar run a pretty tight ship!

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Russia and Brazil were found to be the most infected.

Other interesting findings by Microsoft's cyber security team include that, at the moment, 97% of all emails are spam. In other words, for every 3 emails you want to see, you get 97 that resemble Gizmodo's mainpage on April 1st. (And you thought we were annoying...which we were.)

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More interesting stuff over at the BBC. [BBC]

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Haha. You know I was in Mexico recently, and my cousin's computer was infested with spyware and the like, and after spending 4 hours of my vacation trying to make it better, i just gave up. My other cousin, bought their computer, new, without ever connecting it to the internet, and it had spyware on it too! I told them, that the problem was the guy who sold it to them probably just imaged an already infected computer. :X