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Tuesday, Most Replete With e-threats

Security researchers at SonicWALL a major security company opine that Tuesday can be typically classified as that day during any week when e-threat attacks are most in number.

The second will be Monday when threat-related traffic is the highest, notes Vice-President of e-mail security Ed Cohen at SonicWALL. EWeek published this on December 27, 2010.

Security analysts couldn't clearly explain the reason for the heaviest malware traffic on Tuesday; however, they conjectured it to be an association with the Patch Tuesday declarations Microsoft made every month.

Additionally, according to the SonicWALL researchers, this trend is most noticeable in India, China, Taiwan, Turkey, South Africa, USA, as well as many European countries.

Moreover in USA, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific time, malware traffic, according to Cohen, is most active. At this time, the West Coast prepares to begin the workday, while it is immediately past lunch time in the East Coast, he says. EWeek published this on December 27, 2010.

Remarkably, it was discovered that there was something seasonal about malware, as some specific malicious programs were more in the wild at the year's particular time-periods. For example, during September and December, Trojans were found to be at their highest coinciding with holiday e-cards and return-to-school offers in large numbers. But, on the eve of holidays in December, it was worms that increased tremendously.

Said Vice-President of software engineering Boris Yanovsky at SonicWALL, the above findings helped in providing an IT understanding of the most appropriate way for readying corporate networks before the New Year arrived. EWeek published this on December 27, 2010.

Nevertheless, to experience a secured Internet surfing, security researchers advise that users should utilize anti-virus software properly as well as make it up-to-date on a regular basis. Yet, to have anti-viruses running isn't enough since hackers simultaneously prepare codes that bypass recognition, while design fresh variants, which aren't recognizable unless security agencies get to know about them and include them into the most recent malware/anti-virus signatures lists.

Hence, users must as well be aware of all existing e-threats while make sure that they exercise the most appropriate security practices.

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