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7am stumper 4-14-14

"Heartbleed" is latest computer scare. That's the name for a computer bug that's made some online services vulnerable to attack, including websites, instant messaging software and email accounts.  Malicious software, or malware, has been a problem since the invention of computers.  Computer security software is kept busy with new challenges everyday. 

How many new malware samples are discovered daily?
1. dozens
2. hundreds
3. thousands



The answer is: 3. thousands

The website for software security company, McAfee, said last year it catalogued 100,000 new malware samples everyday, or about one new threat every second. The website net-security.org cites the Kaspersky Lab-- that nearly 200,000 new malware samples appear around the world each day. Kaspersky Lab is also a computer security company.

 
 
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