The most influential factor for deploying open source technology is better protection against security breaches, according to an IDC survey of open source adoption plans and challenges in Australia, Korea, India, and China.
The survey results suggested that organizations in India and China deployed open source technology more than their counterparts in Australia and Korea. Furthermore, as expected, a larger number of small and midsized businesses (SMB) in all four countries were deploying open source technology compared to large businesses.
Skype Defender malware alert
Some Windows users have been affected by a malware program that imitates Skype software and attempts to steal sensitive information. 65404-SkypeDefenderSetup.exe is classified as an Infostealer, that is, a Trojan horse program that attempts to steal sensitive information such as login credentials.
When executed it displays a confirmation window with the following text, "Skype-Defender(TM) Installed! Please login to your account to apply new plugins".
When the user clicks the OK button, the malware displays what looks like a Skype login screen, but which has a different-looking sign-in button.