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antdude
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North American Home Networks Full of Malware

»www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/02···_survey/ from »www.hardocp.com/news/2012/11/04/···malware/

"In a recent study, Kindsight Security Labs reported that 13% of home networks in North America are infected with some sort of malware. While this figure may sound disturbing, it’s actually an improvement over the previous quarters figures..."
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StuartMW
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No offense to antdude See Profile, and I meant to post this a few days ago in another thread, but you can infect a "network". A network consists of nothing more than communication paths between devices (computers etc). One can scan traffic between devices for malware but a LAN/WAN/network as such cannot be infected. (Yes network devices such as routers can but that is not the network per se)

. o O (Maybe CAT5 cables are actually hollow and viruses hide in there)

But to the subject of the post I'm hardly surprised. In fact 13% sounds rather low to me.
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poppster
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reply to antdude
Infected networks refers to houses that have multiple pc's on a single connection, or are "networked" together. This is not refering to actual pc hardware components being infected.

this should be implied.....imo


StuartMW
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Well thank you for enlightening me.

dave
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Hmm, having worked in 'networking' for well over 30 years, I am of the opinion that 'the network' includes the computers that make it up. A pile of CAT5 (see, told you I was old, else I'd have typed CAT6) does not a network make.

L'internet, c'est moi.


StuartMW
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That's ok. I've been building, designing and programming computer stuff for 38 years. But I lost my memory this morning and have reverted to age 8. Sorry about that. A good nights sleep should set me right.
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dave
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OK, you win. You've got 3 years seniority on me.


StuartMW
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That's ok, we'll call it equal

Gotta go scan my LAN for viruses now.
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chrisretusn
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reply to antdude
1 in 7, 13% is hardly "North American Home Networks Full of Malware". Hardocp is playing the fear card.
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StuartMW
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said by chrisretusn:

Hardocp is playing the fear card.

Yeah. I call those "We're all gonna die! Eventually." articles.
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Secyurityet
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reply to antdude
said by antdude:

"In a recent study, Kindsight Security Labs reported that 13% of home networks in North America are infected with some sort of malware. While this figure may sound disturbing, it’s actually an improvement over the previous quarters figures..."

So, what kind of network AV software are they selling?