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Microsoft SIR v14 – Latest state of Antivirus Protection

Some interesting statistics in volume 14 of Microsoft’s SIR report

QUOTE: Yesterday, Microsoft released volume 14 of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR v14) which includes new threat intelligence from over a billion systems worldwide.  I am reaching out as I thought your readers might have interest in hearing your perspectives on how the threat landscape is evolving based on data and analysis from the report. 

* New research showed that, on average, computers without AV protection were 5.5 times more likely to be infected

* Figures reveal a surprising conclusion: one in 500 PCs that do have up-to-date protection will get hit by malware regardless.

* The study also found that 25%, or an estimated 270 million computers worldwide were not protected by up-to-date antivirus software

* In the second half of 2012, 70% of threats affecting enterprises were associated with malicious or compromised websites.

* Enterprises were more likely to encounter the iFrame redirection technique than any other malware family tracked in 4Q 2012.

* One specific iFrame redirection family called IframeRef, increased fivefold in the fourth quarter of 2012 to become the number one malicious technique encountered by enterprises worldwide.  

* IframeRef was detected nearly 3.3 million times in the fourth quarter of 2012.


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