University networks 300% more likely to to contain malware

  • 18 October 2013
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Students have a wide array of devices that they take on and off of campus and connect to unsecure Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
OpenDNS found that college networks were 300 percent more likely to contain malware than government organizations or business entities due to the student mobility and their engagement in risky online activities. 
"It's not that they are a target per se, but they are probably more infected because the students don't have proper protection when they are off the campus."
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