Today, the most common way of getting hit by malware is by browsing the Internet. It hasn't always been this way. Years ago, floppy disks were the main malware vector. Then sharing of executable files. Then e-mail attachments. But for the past five years, the Internet has been the main source of malware, according to a new report by F-Secure, an anti-virus, cloud content and computer security company based in Helsinki, Finland.
There is no exploit without a vulnerability. Ultimately, vulnerabilities are just bugs, that is, programming errors. We have bugs because programmes are written by human beings, and human beings make mistakes. Software bugs have been a problem for as longs as we have had programmable computers - and they are not going to disappear, it says.
Let's take a look at top domains hosting malware, a software used or created by attackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.