Latest report* released by a security company claims that there has been a 1.5 million increase in detected malware since Q1 of 2012. Apart from the usual malwares attached to emails, applications, websites, and other codes accessible via a personal computer, malwares today are slowly becoming rampant across a number of other platforms and devices.
The report further says that new generation malwares particularly designed for mobile devices are seen to be on the rise. What’s to note is that virtually all new mobile malwares detected in Q2 2012 were targeting Android platform and was comprised of a mixture of SMS-sending malware, mobile botnets, spyware, and destructive Trojans.
Though mobile devices seem to be the next big targets for malware writers, the use of websites as channels to spread potentially unwanted programs is still mainstream. The security company which has commissioned the report recorded an average of 2.7 million new bad URLs per month and of these, 94.2% hosts malwares or other codes which have been specifically designed to hijack computers.
Be Protected from Malicious Softwares through GlobalSign Malware Scanning
It is common knowledge that there are thousands of websites being hacked every day and used as channels to distribute malwares to site visitors. Malwares are potentially harmful not just for your visitors but also for website owners whose identity and reputation will be as well compromised. Thus, the issue of malware infection must be one of the major concerns which need immediate response especially if you are running an online business. As trust is tantamount for sales, ensuring customers that they are indeed in secure and malware-free websites is very important.
GlobalSign offers a two-in-one response to this timely issue. GlobalSign SSL comes with a malware scanning feature, HackAlert, which is a web-based service acting as an early warning system for malware detection. By using numerous non-intrusive detection techniques, including passively crawling and actively analyzing the content of each webpage, HackAlert quickly detects any signs of compromise and identifies the associated malicious code.