Excerpt from a stark malware reality check
One in every 14 downloads is a piece of malware, according to information released by Microsoft last week. To try to inhibit the growth, antivirus defenses have to attack the problem from other directions.
Despite improved browser security over the last few years, new forms of propagation have developed, including highly targeted attacks known as spear-phishing, which go after individuals or groups of individuals.
Social media, and in particular Facebook, has seen a new way of spreading harm.