More than 1 million Web sites were believed to be infected with malware in the fourth quarter of last year, nearly double from the previous year, according to figures released today by Dasient.
Malvertising, advertising containing malware, also is on the rise, with impressions doubling to 3 million per day from the third quarter of 2010, Dasient said in a blog post.
"The probability that an average Internet user will hit an infected page after three months of Web browsing is 95 percent," the company said.
The news corresponds with information released this week by another security firm. … Read more