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Web-based Malware Harder to Detect Than Email-Based Spam

Web-based spam is on the rise, and it is often better at getting past traditional security defenses than email-based malware, according to a new study from Palo Alto Networks. In its Modern Malware Review report, the company revealed that almost 90 percent of "unknown malware" came from browsing the Web, compared to just 2 percent which came from email. In addition, the report found that antivirus vendors are better at detecting email malware than Web-based spam.

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