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Infected site found every 5 seconds

A new malware infected webpage is being discovered every five seconds, security experts warned this week.

Sophos identified an average of more than 15,000 newly infected web pages each day from 1 January to 31 March 2008, and 79 per cent of these malware-hosting sites are found on legitimate websites that have been hacked.

In contrast, just one in every 2,500 emails is now infected, compared to one in every 909 in 2007.

April 23, 2008 | | Comments (3)

Remote workers biggest security threat

April 13, 2008 | | Comments (0)

HP hardware infected by virus

HP has issued a security notice after USB keys shipped with some of its ProLiant servers were found to have been infected with viruses. "This vulnerability could cause a local 'W32.Fakerecy' or 'W32.SillyFDC' virus infection," the company said.

The W32.Fakerecy is written primarily for removable drives and was first reported last year. W32.SillyFDC is also adapted for removable drives but can also be used to download more malicious files onto an infected machine.

April 10, 2008 | | Comments (0)

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