Microsoft this week announced the release the 13th volume of its bi-annual Security Intelligence Report (SIRv13). The 146-page document looks at malware (and general security) trends for the first half of 2012. One of the biggest shifts, according to Microsoft, has been the growth of key generators and its link with the spread of malware. The software giant found that Win32/Keygen, which represents key generators, was the most commonly reported threat family between January 2012 and June 2012. It was detected by Redmond nearly 5 million times, and so the software giant is warning pirates to avoid them. Read the full story at The Next Web.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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