Malware is Getting Better at Evading Security Software

Malware is an ever present threat that many internet users have just tried to get used to. However, complacency can be dangerous because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up exposing users to risks that they would have been able to easily prevent had they taken them seriously. Using security software is the bare minimum that users can do, but in spite of the fact that this is the case some studies are showing that this type of software may not be effective anymore.

The latest malware that is starting to take root is capable of some pretty sophisticated evasive maneuvers, with one study from WaterGuard Technologies showing that 78% of such malware was able to get past regular security software programs. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that many of these malware types were zero day threats which means that they have never been seen before and they might become prevalent in the coming year.

The ineffectiveness of security software means that users need to start leveling up the security protocols that they implement with all things having been considered and taken into account. Adding a firewall can stop these types of malware from entering your system, because it decrypts anything that comes from an encrypted server and it also scans all of the traffic that is coming in.

As per WG, "Continuing with the trend over the last year, scripts lead the way for all detections this quarter accounting for 86% of all detections."

Advanced threats are rising at a high rate, with 33% of the threats being of this variety so they can potentially sneak past security software. This is a huge problem because most businesses are not up to date based on previous assumptions for malware, let alone the dangerous new variants that are starting to be seen. Much of these problems are also being caused by remote work because people working from home will not have the same security options installed that they would have at the office, so companies should start offering secured machines to their employees in order to reduce the likelihood of a malware attack that could cause significant losses.

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