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2011 Web Security Report

White Paper Published By: Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat Systems
Published:  Jun 30, 2011
Type:  White Paper
Length:  62 pages

This security report examines Web behavior and the malware to which users are most frequently exposed. Analyzing Web requests from the Blue Coat WebPulse service, which weekly rates nearly three billion requests in real-time, this report provides an overview of the changing ways in which people are using the Internet and the new methods cybercrime is using to target their attacks.

The 2011 Web-based threat landscape continues to become more sophisticated, utilizing a combination of techniques and multiple stages to launch attacks. Read on to find out about some of the biggest shifts since 2010 including:

  • Social Networking Becoming The Newest Malware Vector
  • Legitimate Sites Becoming Park of The Attack Infrastructure
  • Malware Hiding in Acceptable Web Categories
  • ... and much much more