7am stumper 4-14-14
"Heartbleed" is latest computer scare. That's the name for a computer bug that's made some online services vulnerable to attack, including websites, instant messaging software and email accounts. Malicious software, or malware, has been a problem since the invention of computers. Computer security software is kept busy with new challenges everyday.
How many new malware samples are discovered daily?
The answer is: 3. thousands
The website for software security company, McAfee, said last year it catalogued 100,000 new malware samples everyday, or about one new threat every second. The website net-security.org cites the Kaspersky Lab-- that nearly 200,000 new malware samples appear around the world each day. Kaspersky Lab is also a computer security company.