“Drive-by” malware infected more than ten million computers in February, InfoSecurity reported of a recent statistical analysis from Barracuda Labs. And that’s just from people visiting the top 60 most popular websites.
“Drive-by” malware describes files that people download from a site without knowing where it came from or what it really does. More than half of the sites that are spreading malware have been around for more than five years.
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Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.