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While media around the world are excited by the announcement of every new zero-day vulnerabilities, attackers yawn, according to Microsoft. Presenting Volume 11 of its Security Intelligence Report at the RSA Conference in Europe on October 11, Microsoft pointed out that less than one percent of the attacks its report …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    What does "(descended because it was used by the Stuxnet family)" mean?

    1. Archimedes_Circle

      Is that what it said? Retroactive continuity! They make it much clearer now.

  2. Guido Esperanto


    meatbags are the weakest link...again....

    anyone surprised?

  3. Peter 39

    duh, stupid

    Of course 99% of the attacks are old ones. Zombies run forever, y'know

    The 1% are the ones that will kill you. 'Cos those are the ones that no-one has seen (except MS when they created them)

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So ...

    Rather than beefing-up the SAS, we really should be relying on Dad's Army?

    1. Armando 123

      They don't like it up 'em.

      "You! Vhat is YOUR passvord?"

      "Don't tell him, Pike!"

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How about the complete removal (not just a disable option)

    of Autorun functionality on any writable drive?

    1. big_D Silver badge

      Why writrable media?

      There have been many cases of malware being distributed on CDs in the past, for example - including Sony's infamous rootkit!

    2. Tom 13

      I'll settle for it being disabled

      by default coupled with the ability to sue the beejezus out of any vendor whose software changes my settings. In a court in southeast Texas of course.

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