Unique Malware Samples 2006-2011

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Malware is still exploding. Check out this graph. During the last few years, the security industry has come to a standard whereby they use the number of unique files in their malware collections distinguished by their MD5 hash (or checksum). Taking numbers from several sources like av-test.org and McAfee, we are now at 75 million unique binary files for 2011. The bad guys are not sitting still.

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