McAfee: Mobile Malware Almost Doubled Since Last Quarter

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For android alone - 100,000 "new" per day. If they were genuinely new that is alot of coding, I have no idea really but lets say it takes about a week to write a piece of new malware. That's about a million people constantly writing new malware. It could of course take 5 mins to write, but i doubt it.
 

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software company that sells anti malwae warns of malwae... in other news. mcdonals warns of the health consequences of not eating a big mac per day// mcafee is the worst software company out there thier code is the most inefficient garbage out there followed at a close second by norton
 

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Oh for the love of everything warm and fuzzie, STOP USING SECURITY FIRMS AS SOURCES!!! It's propaganda. If you're going to do a report on malware, use an independent 3rd party source, not the people who make antimalware products. The more scared the people are, the more money they make. They'll say anything. I expected as much from Zak, but to suspect it's now a norm for Tom's to hire lazy "journalist"
 

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After the last article about McAfee running from justice (and the way he did) I just can't take this firm seriously anymore :)

[citation][nom]jerm1027[/nom]STOP USING SECURITY FIRMS AS SOURCES!!! It's propaganda.[/citation]

I agree, but it's publicity* - not propaganda.
 
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This just in: McAfee says you'd better buy their antivirus software before the turr'rists getcha...

100,000 a day... In a world with 6 billion people, that means 600,000 of them writing a piece of malware every day... Or if you're like most malware writers and only release one good piece of malware each year, then that would make 219,000,000 malware writers, meaning 1 in every 27 people on earth is a malware writer... It could be your spouse, your parents, your kids... Maybe even your dog... Buy McAfee antivirus, before it's too late...

Can we at least make the distinction that a Windows PC is instantly pwnable anywhere that a network connection can be made to it, and that Android malware involves you instaling an application that you really should've known better than to install? It's hardly an apples-to-apples comparison to lump Windows malware in with Linux "malware".
 

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Does it mean anything that McAfee has screwed up the performance on so many friends and family's computers that I consider THEM to be pushers of malware?
 
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