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IT security and control firm Sophos today announced the
availability of a new podcast discussing the Sophos
Security Threat Report July 2008.
Sophos has published new research into the first six months of
cybercrime in 2008. The Sophos Security Threat Report examines
existing and emerging security trends and has identified that
criminals are increasingly using creative new techniques in their
attempt to make money out of internet users.
It is estimated that the total amount of malware in existence
now exceeds 11 million, with Sophos currently receiving
approximately 20,000 new samples of suspicious software every
single day - one every four seconds.
In the podcast, Graham Cluley senior
technology consultant at Sophos, is interviewed by Carole
Theriault, host of the Sophos podcasts, offering listeners a
snapshot of the latest findings in the report.
"Some of the tactics malware authors and spammers are employing
to bypass traditional methods of protection are unprecedented,"
said Carole Theriault. "With more high-profile websites being
exploited and more non-Windows platforms being targeted, this
podcast aims to educate users on what is going on, so they can
ensure they are sufficiently protected."
All Sophos podcasts are available for
download. Previous podcasts have covered topics such as the
of social networking sites, virtualization,
testing, and rootkits.