90 percent of malware given unhelpful labels by AV tools

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According to a new study, 90 percent of malicious files are given generic labels by AV tools, such as ‘trojan.generic’, providing limited guidance for successful remediation and leaving enterprises exposed to subsequent attacks resulting from compromised credentials. The study by breach protection specialist Lastline analyzed tens of millions of samples that were for the most part scanned and released by other security solutions. Among other findings are that both enterprises, and malware authors, use a wide range of file types, illustrating the need to have protection parity across all attack vectors. The file types that malware authors use to launch…

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