A quick analysis of malware threats - 2018 will be a game changer year regarding cybersecurity
Today our company looks back at 2017, at malware numbers to be more specific.
We are glad and terrified in equal measures because the numbers are enormous and 2017 was a chaotic year when it comes to cybercrimes.
We manage to gather data about around 20 million different malware types including the infamous WannaCry. The number is high but not close enough to the real number that is out there in the cyberspace with some almost 300.000 new malware types that appear every day.
The numbers are not a big deal even that they are big compared to previous years and with our prognosis that will reach new highs in 2018.
The important thing we learn from our data is that attacks and especially malware don't relay anymore on the massive number of infections.
To make a better point every malware, after successfully hitting the designated targets it evolves to another version to stay off the grid, making multiple security software irrelevant, and suitable for nothing but resources consumption.
"For a better view of the picture and an easy understanding to the day by day internet user, I can easily compare the whole malware thing with a flu virus, that everyone knows it evolves every year requiring the new type of preventions as it evolves," our CEO says.
To have a good start on 2018 out there in the cyberspace our company strongly recommends:
- proper security habits, always verify everything that comes from unknown sources;
- make your downloads and purchases of new software and apps only from official sources
- still keep everything up to date as soon as an update is available
- never use the same password on different accounts, also have good strong passwords
- always go on the internet using a strong firewall and a top antivirus software like CyberByte Antivirus.
CyberByte Antivirus comes in two flavors:
MacOS Version - the free download Mac antivirus available on our website (https://mac.cyberbyte.org)
Windows Version - the free download Windows antivirus available on our website (https://pc.cyberbyte.org)
The free antivirus is with limited features.