Why your anti-virus can’t protect you.
Are you as safe as you think?
As a savvy member of the digital world you’ve installed a reputable anti-virus program and now you think you’re safe. WRONG here is why you need multiple level of security;
- Malware Is Not the Only Threat
No anti-virus software will stop social engineering where the hacker tricks you into giving them your password. As these tricks don’t use malware your anti-virus software is useless against them.
- There’s Too Much Malware
In 2015 there were nearly 1 million new malware threats being released daily, no anti-virus can keep up with that kind volume. Most anti-virus programs have success rates of 90% or similar which means 1 in ten malware infections will slip by. This success rate and the volume of malware makes your chance of infection a certainty if you are only relying on anti-virus.
- Cyber Criminals Are Faster.
Most anti-virus software will only stop 30% of brand new malware (0-Day Threats) and it can up to 24 hours to get that success rate to 90% or higher. This means that you are vulnerable to 700,000 of the daily released malware. How do you like the odds of your anti-virus now?