Malware Report: USB Devices Trigger Attacks

12/27/2010


From the mighty blast of Stuxnet to just an everyday cyber infection, it is abundantly clear USB flash drives are a potential danger to a system. That is why a new report emanating from Europe reinforces that concept as one in every eight malware attacks occurs via a USB device, often targeting the Windows AutoRun function, according to a new report released in Europe.

Czech security vendor Avast Software reported of the 700,000 recorded attacks on computers in its user community during the last week of October, 13.5% came via USB devices such as flash drives.

http://www.isssource.com/malware-report-usb-devices-trigger-attacks/



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