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Nearly one million new malware threats were released online every day in 2014


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#1 Andrei_V

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:27 AM

 
Nearly one million new malware threats were released online every day in 2014, with five out of six large companies globally targeted, according to a new report............
 

 

...........  “Cybercriminals are inherently lazy; they prefer automated tools and the help of unwitting consumers to do their dirty work,” said Kevin Haley, director, Symantec Security Response.

 
“Last year, 70 per cent of social media scams were shared manually, as attackers took advantage of people’s willingness to trust content shared by their friends.” ...........
 

 

 



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:41 AM

There goes the rumor that security companies create viruses to sell their product :crazy:

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:45 AM

It has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software.
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:55 AM

With this many new threats coming out each day it's no wonder an antivirus can't keep up with catching all of them, time to run a script blocker in your browser as an extra defensive layer. And make sure to check all the files you download for whether they are sneakily disguised in the form of im_just_a_perfectly_harmless_image.jpg.exe by ticking the "display full file extensions even for known file types" box in "folder options" of windows file explorer, anything with two extensions the second being exe or scr is almost guaranteed to be a virus.
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Posted 15 April 2015 - 02:01 AM

There goes the rumor that security companies create viruses to sell their product :crazy:


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