For the first time since Akamai started data-gathering in 2008, Microsoft-DS -- aka Port 445 -- is not the hackers' primary path of attack, Akamai's latest "State of the Internet" report revealed Wednesday.
Instead, hackers have moved to targeting Web users through HTTP Port 80 and SSL (HTTPS) port 443.
That hackers are changing their tactics is notable. For years, the Microsoft-DS file-sharing port was a favored place for hackers because it allowed for the transfer of malicious content to PCs. Now, though, it appears hackers are seeing that people are possibly more susceptible to attacks through … Read more