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ScanSafe Claims Zero-Day Malware Increase in November 2008

In its monthly Global Threat Report issued on December 18, 2008, security firm ScanSafe claimed that the rate of zero-day malware blocks expanded in November 2008 to 26%. The number had moved from 16% in October 2008 and 19% average recorded for 2008.

IT experts say that in zero-day assaults, hackers are faster than software providers and security vendors by exploiting flaws before vendors repair them.

The report also reveals that backdoor and data theft trojans rose from 13% of the total web malware blocks in October 2008 to 30% of total blocks in November 2008. As the data theft trojans can be configured remotely, they are hard to identify and are more ha...

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