What Kaspersky Lab Research Report Tells?

It’s a common approach that various Antivirus vendors does apply , a final security lab research report published quarterly or at the end of a year.The famous security advisor Kaspersky too come up with a  “IT threat Evolution” report based on online threats.Let’s focus what these reports has to convey to normal web users.

  • According to the report during the second quarter of 2011, the number of fake antivirus programs detected globally by Kaspersky Lab began to increase. Here is a list of Top fake antivirus programs.
  • And to a surprise the number of users whose computers blocked attempts to install counterfeit software increased 300% in just three months.
  • Increase in the number of malicious programs targeting mobile platforms and their distribution via app stores, official Android Market was again infiltrated by malicious programs.
  • Hacking threat to major companies like Sony, Honda, Fox News.
  • Rise of Hacktivism -hacking or bringing down systems in protest against the actions of governments or large corporations — is continuing to gain momentum.
  • Positive approach from governments world-wide by tightening up Cyber crime laws.
  • In the The Top 20 malicious objects detected on the Internet-based on Kaspersky , Top place in the ranking is occupied by various malicious URLs (65.44%) — addresses of web pages serving exploit kits, bots, ransomware Trojans, etc.
  • Among top Malware hosting countries , USA leads.
  • For Top 10 countries in which users’ computers run the highest risk of infection via the web ,Oman [55%]  leads dangerously.
  • Among Safe-surfing countries are Switzerland (20.9%), Poland (20.2%), Singapore (19.6%) and Germany (19.1%).
  • The lowest percentages of users attacked while surfing the web are in Japan (13%) and Taiwan (13.7%).
  •  Attack by Removable storage media using the “autoplay” function are mainly common among Asian countries.
  • Over the last few years, asian countries like India has been growing steadily more attractive to cybercriminals as the number of computers in the country increases steadily.
  •  Adobe Products like Adobe reader and Adobe Flash still risk as major vulnerability Threats to web followed by Sun Java JDK / JRE / SDK [Oracle] .
  • Surprisingly Microsoft products have disappeared from the top vulnerability product list , and the main reason  is due to improvements in the automatic Windows update mechanism and the growing proportion of users who have Windows 7 installed on their PCs. 
  • The report also predict new  social networks like Google+ , and favorites like Facebook, Twitter are bound to attract both cybercriminals and cyber-vandals and will certainly increase over time.

As a conclusion the report suggest users to have a constant update on common products like Adobe reader, Flash player and Oracle Java base products.Get rid of  fake/rogue  antivirus products, also links appearing  in social networks and  apply constant OS  security updates like wise. Read full report.

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Posted on August 27, 2011, in Security, Technews. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Awesome Post..I really appreciate to your post. I heard that Kaspersky is not able to remove some critical virus like Trojan Horse. Is that right?

    • it doesn’t meant that a specific security vendor like Kaspersky could not deal with Trojan viruses, might be certain variants of it.Most security vendors have it’s own pros and cons, the one which suits to your personal PC /device security , go for it.it’s up to an individual or a firm to choose which offers best security options.However online reviews and experts suggestion have only a partial connection to it.

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