Remember back when most viruses were spread via floppy disks? Well, you’d be hard pressed to find a new system with a floppy drive, and even though USB sticks have become a primary source of infection, one of the biggest risks these days is the web. Malware that automatically downloads from web sites is one of the most frequent sources of malicious code, and it’s no longer just the “bad” sites – warez, hacker sites, porn sites – that you have to worry about. In fact, many of those sites that are infected are government agency sites. The number of infected web sites has doubled over the past year, according to this study:
About The Author
Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.