Infected computers at half

Well this might be considered “encouraging” if it weren’t so discouraging. According to a report, 48% of over 22 million computers scanned were infected with malware used in phishing scams and password stealing apps.

I’ve preached this over and over – your anti-virus is only 1 layer of security. Don’t be lulled into a false sense. You have to stay vigilant and aware of layered security. The first layer is always common sense. Preventing 99% of phishing schemes is easy – read how here.

The main point is that you need to be aware of security even if you are just a casual computer user. I get on my technology soap box all of the time and try to preach about “prevention” since there is not a “cure all” solution except staying off the ‘net – and we can’t do that now can we?