Piracy costs consumers billions

Ninja'd

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According to a new study by the IDC, consumers across the globe are spending billions of dollars fighting viruses and malware-induced cyber attacks brought on through the use of pirated software – South Africans included.
Look on the bright side. At least one industry is benefitting.
 

daveza

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A very misleading headline !

According to a new study by the IDC, consumers across the globe are spending billions of dollars fighting viruses and malware-induced cyber attacks brought on through the use of pirated software – South Africans included.
It should read Malware costs consumers billions - and malware is not limited to pirated software by any means.
 

ToxicBunny

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I love this little gem though....

45% of the time, counterfeit software slowed their PCs, and the software had to be uninstalled
Like genuine software doesn't do that either...
 

LazyLion

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Microsoft said this... Microsoft said that... blah, blah, blah....
 

daveza

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Only 58% of local respondents said that they always install security updates to keep their software up to date.
The pirates forced them not to update their anti-virus I suppose.

And of course people with genuine software are completely immune to infection of any kind.

Rubbish, pointless article.
 

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So, lead by example government and use a free secure alterative (linux)... bet you suddenly the articles will read "Free software costs 1 trillion hours and goazillain rands to keep running".
 

stixx

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So, lead by example government and use a free secure alterative (linux)... bet you suddenly the articles will read "Free software costs 1 trillion hours and goazillain rands to keep running".
Linux is not secure..... maybe more difficult to crack than Windows, but definitely not secure
 

2012

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Linux is not secure..... maybe more difficult to crack than Windows, but definitely not secure
People like you never to be smacked across the head with big heavy objects.
 
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