Infected web pages is continuously increasing, soaring almost six times this year, as reported by security company Sophos PLC.
According to a recent study released by Sophos, they detected an average of 30,000 newly infected pages every day when earlier this year, the tally was only about 5,000 pages per day. This only shows how unsafe the web has become. Apparentely, majority of these infected web pages are hosted on legitimate Web sites.
“It begs the question as to why Web hosts are not taking the necessary steps to properly secure their servers,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, in a statement. “Simple measures such as keeping up to date with security patches will go a long way towards thwarting this problem; the fewer holes in server setups, the lower the risk of infection.
View Sopho’s threat report here.
Originally posted on July 26, 2007 @ 3:49 am