The security implications of software piracy

01/21/2013 | ZDNet

The rise in AutoRun malware can be tied to an increase in the use of pirated software that can contain backdoor vulnerabilities and prevent users from installing necessary updates to protect their machines, experts note. According to the security firm ESET, thanks to software piracy, AutoRun infections exploiting Microsoft's Windows operating system continued to be a significant problem in 2012, in spite of Microsoft's internal patch efforts.

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