State of the web security research report.
* Nearly 10% of websites may be malicious--9% of 27,000 sites tested by Zulu (http://zulu.zscaler.com/)--a free service that gives you real-time website security information--were ranked as suspicious, and another 9% as malicious.
* Mobile device leadership shifts--Apple device usage in the enterprise surged (on average), to 48% of traffic, while Android declined to 37%. This after iOS usage in Q4' 11 averaged 40% of mobile traffic, and Android 42%.
* Facebook use on the decline--Facebook accounted for 41% of Web 2.0 traffic, down from 43% in Q4'11 and 52% same time last year. Taken on average, this means a 2.8% drop in Facebook use per quarter.
* Twitter gains steam Twitter use is on a slow and steady rise, up from 5% in Q1'11 to 7% this quarter.
* Policies blocking social networks become more prominent--Social networking sites accounted for 4% of policy blocks in the enterprise by the end of Q1, whereas at the beginning of the quarter it accounted for only 2.5%.
* Outdated plug-ins continue to be a ripe attack vector - Users are slow to update browser plug-ins and attackers know it, as witnessed by the Flashback Trojan, which infected over 650,000 Macs leveraging a Java vulnerability. However, the situation is improving ... this quarter, 35% of installed Adobe Shockwave plug-ins were outdated, down from 52% in Q4'11. Over 60% of Adobe Acrobat plug-ins were outdated, and Java was the fourth most outdated plug-in at 5%.
* Huge gaming spike--Sports and gambling site traffic spiked, as expected, at the start of March Madness, but this time to the tune of 74%.
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|Title Annotation:||Security News and Products|
|Publication:||Database and Network Journal|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2012|
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