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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 07:58

Most malicious code lurks on US, UK servers
By INQUIRER newsdesk: Tuesday 27 March 2007, 14:58

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NAUGHTY, MALICIOUS CODE is more likely to be hosted on servers in the US and UK than in elsewhere, according to research by insecurity firm, Finjan.

According to the bit of sniffing about conducted by the firm, ninety per cent of the URLs containing malicious code that were discovered resided on servers located in the US or UK.
"Our research shows that malicious content is much more likely to show up on a local server than one in Asia or Eastern Europe," said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at Finjan. "Unfortunately this means that the traditional location-based reputation heuristics are decreasingly effective against modern attacks." More


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