Malware Report: USB Devices Trigger Attacks
From the mighty blast of Stuxnet to just an everyday cyber infection, it is abundantly clear USB flash drives are a potential danger to a system. That is why a new report emanating from Europe reinforces that concept as one in every eight malware attacks occurs via a USB device, often targeting the Windows AutoRun function, according to a new report released in Europe.
Czech security vendor Avast Software reported of the 700,000 recorded attacks on computers in its user community during the last week of October, 13.5% came via USB devices such as flash drives.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.