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Microsoft admits malware has been planted on computers before they are even shipped from Chinese factories to consumers, technology blog ismal.net reveals.

According to the article the original source of these concerns were taken from Microsoft’s own data. Microsoft’s Windows operating system is attacked by malware creators more than any other computer operating system. This is because it is the operating system most connected to the internet. Because of this Microsoft dedicates a lot of time to tackling malware, leading to them finding this scheme.

Malware has been a serious issue for computer users globally for many years, in 2007 34.2% of US’s internet connected computers were affected by malware. However traditional wisdom was that only the computer illiterate were seriously affected. It was an avoidable problem because most malware programs were...

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