Security Intelligence Report Volume 7 Released


Security researchers at Microsoft release a biannual “Intelligence Report” containing statistics about the software-related security incidents over the past 6 months. This report is called the SIR, and the latest version can be found here. There are many interesting charts and data points in the report, but I have two favorites from the latest edition.


As browser code quality improves, add-ons become a more appealing target:


Most browser attacks are against 3rd party (addon) code

Here’s a chart of the types of malicious downloads that SmartScreen has blocked over the last six months:


SmartScreen blocks a wide range of malicious downloads

 


Microsoft remains committed to help protect you on the web– IE8’s SmartScreen and Microsoft Security Essentials are making a significant impact against the bad guys.


-Eric

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