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Counterfeit Software Increase Risks to Vulnerability for Organizations

Harrison Group, a unit of Microsoft, recently commissioned a study which found that organizations using unlicensed copies of Microsoft's Windows operating software are more vulnerable to get malicious content on their computer systems that could lead to loss of data, unlike those using authentic software, as reported by idm on October 6, 2008.

The latest study reveals that pirated software are expected to have offending and potentially malevolent code hiding inside it.

Furthermore, the study surveyed 1,600 medium-sized organizations (those having 24 to 500 computers) in Brazil, the US, UK and China, It showed that 890 or 56.3% of the companies had unlicensed software deployed on their systems.

Moreover, Harrison Group reveals that the medium-sized organizations have 43...

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