News Web threats on the increase.


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Security company Sophos has issued its mid-year security threat report.
Highlights of the report include the following:
There has been a 60% increase in malware in comparison with 2010, with
Sophos seeing more than 150,000 new malware samples every day - one sample
every 0.5 seconds. Some 19,000 malicious web pages are now identified
daily, with 80% being pages on legitimate websites that have been hacked or
compromised. 81% of people surveyed by Sophos said Facebook posed the
biggest social networking.

You can download the report from the Sophos website - it does ask you to
supply your email and name and other details before providing the download.
It is a well presented and interesting document if you decide to download
If you use facebook, bitdefender has released a facebook specific app which will check if you have been compromised by one of those scam posts, and protect you from them thereafter. You will need to install it as a facebook addon. its called Bitdefender Safego.

Here's the link to the press release. I installed it as soon as I heard about it.
BitDefender Announces Beta Launch of safego Application

And, if you *are* on facebook, here's the page to go to, to get it
BitDefender safego on Facebook | Facebook