July 10, 2014

Report: Malware Poisons One-Third of World’s Computers

The primary motivation behind creating so many new malware strains is to avoid detection by antivirus programs, which use signatures to identify malicious software. “In the old days, they might be able to infect 1,000 users with a Trojan,” said PandaLabs Technical Director Luis Corrons. “It was easy for antivirus to catch that. Now you’ll have 1,000 users infected with 1,000 different Trojans.”

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