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Submission + - Rich Countries Better At Protect Citizens...from Malware-> 1

chicksdaddy writes: "NOTE — I'm resubmitting this to correct the description. In the previous submission I flipped the positive/negative correlation of wealth to cyber security — saying the exact opposite of what I wanted to! Apologies!

"To paraphrase a quote attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald: ‘Rich countries aren’t like everyone else. They have less malware.’ That’s the conclusion of a special Security Intelligence Report from Microsoft, anyway. The special supplement, released on Wednesday, investigated the links between rates of computer infections and a range of national characteristics including the relative wealth of a nation, observance of the rule of law and the rate of software piracy. The conclusion: cyber security (by Microsoft’s definition: low rates of malware infection) correlated _positively_ with many characteristics of wealthy nations – high Gross Income Per Capita, higher broadband penetration and investment in R&D and high rates of literacy. It correlated _negatively_ with characteristics common in poorer nations – like demographic instability, political instability and lower levels of education.""

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Rich Countries Better At Protect Citizens...from Malware

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  • rich countries are just better able to spread such useless propaganda around the world

    malware problems require the internet and computers.... hence poor countries don't have malware problems

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