Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Volume 14

Volume 14 of the Microsoft® Security Intelligence Report (SIRv14) provides in-depth perspectives on software vulnerabilities in Microsoft and third-party software, exploits, malicious code threats, and potentially unwanted software. Microsoft developed these perspectives based on detailed trend analyses over the past several years, with a focus on the second half of 2012.

Using data from more than 600,000,000 systems worldwide:

  • 24% of systems that run the Malicious Software Removal Tool in the second half of 2012 did not have up-to-date anti-malware
  • Computers that do not run up-t-date anti-malware software are 5.5 times more likely to be infected with malware

Topics include:

  • Worldwide threat assessment
    • Vulnerabilities
    • Expliots
  • Malware and potentially unwanted software
    • Threat families
    • Home and enterprise threats
  • E-mail Threats
    • Spam messages blocked
  • Malicious websites
    • Phishing sites
    • Malware hosting sites
    • Drive-by downloads


SIR Volume 14 Full report, 120 pages (2.67MB)
SIR Key Findings Summary, 19 pages (944 KB)
SIR Worldwide Threat Assessment Report section, 78 pages (2.3 MB)


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