Malware Threats Increased In 2010

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In 2010, cyber-criminals created and distributed one-third of all existing viruses, creating 34 percent of all malware that has ever existed, according to PandaLabs annual security report. PandaLabs did find the speed at which the number of new threats grew has actually decreased compared to 2009. Every year since 2003, new threats grew by at least 100 percent, but in …

Hitwise Finds Visits To Social Networks Surging

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Out of a desire to say "hi" to old friends, reconnect with family members, or perhaps get a moment away from visiting relatives, it looks like lots of people are signing into social networks this month.  Indeed, Hitwise relayed some UK-specific stats today, and the increase has been sharp enough that Facebook might top Google in traffic on Christmas. We’ll …

The Awesome Size of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Internet is full of information. According to the infographic created by TheRoxor, the Internet has over 1.9 billion users and 5 million terabytes worth of data. A huge chunk of data, comes from social-networking sites, wikis, news sites and blogs. This data is increasing exponentially as Internet users can create content even when they […] Related posts: 15 Mind-blowing …

Location-Based Services See Light Use

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Four percent of online adults use a service such as Foursquare or Gowalla that allows them to share their location with friends and to find others who are in their area, according to a new report form the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Location-based services such as Foursquare or Gowalla are significantly more popular with younger internet users; eight …