It seems like every week now there’s a new cybersecurity threat grabbing headlines for the innovative way it manages to get passed security defenses. The latest is Bad Rabbit, a ransomware that disguises itself an Adobe Flash update to inject malware on to an endpoint. Naturally, there’s a lot of frustration with endpoint security these days. In fact, Malwarebytes, a provider of software used to remove malware from endpoints published a report this week that finds almost 40 percent of the systems that its software has been used on had two or more registered instances anti-virus (AV) software installed.
Based on an analysis of 10 million endpoints, the Malwarebytes report also shows that nearly the same percentage of systems were running an instance of one of four of the market-leading AV software packages.