Malware

Very interesting study by Google on how much Malware exists on web pages.

I was surprised by the proportion of web pages which were infected, 450,000 (10%) of the 4.5 million page sample they tested, with a further 700,000 pages found suspect. I would have thought that number to be lower, but then again…

The paper is worth reading because they document and categorize the various forms of malware there are, and it was interesting to note that none of them (being on web pages) would be caught by NAT routers or most firewalls installed on personal computers.

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