New Year’s Resolutions for website owners, operators and hosters

Graham Cluley

If you’ve read our recent Sophos Security Threat Report, you can’t fail to have missed the increasing part the web plays in spreading malware.

We singled out the USA for a lot of the problem – as websites there host more of the world’s malware than any other country.

But it would be wrong to think that America is the only country where there is a problem.

For instance, lets look at the country I’m writing this from – Great Britain. In August 2007, the UK was the seventh worst offender in the list of countries hosting infected web pages, accounting for 0.8%.  By April 2008, the figure stood at 1.1% and in November 2008, it was 1.7%.

The last 18 months or so reveal some bad news for Australia too.

Back in August 2007, Australia was in 38th place on the worldwide list of countries…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.