A series of internal message board posts detail how system admis are being targeted to gain access to the networks they control.
Avast said that once April 8 rolls around, a quarter of its users will be left vulnerable to higher risk of attack.
The HP-sponsored event proved that while today's software is more secure than ever, vulnerabilities will be found once money is on the line.
This month marks the third relatively light patch rollout for Microsoft in a row for 2014.
The device platform also saw a large increase in malware motivated by profit.
Many of the compromised devices were breached using simple brute force techniques to obtain the routers' passwords.
Microsoft announced the availability of EMET 5.0 Technical Preview at this week's RSA Conference.
Those that have upgraded to the latest version of Microsoft's Web browser (Internet Explorer 11) are not at risk for attack.
Microsoft's monthly patch includes four 'critical' and three 'important' fixes that address a total of 32 vulnerabilities.
Kaspersky Labs, the firm who disclosed the flaw to Adobe, said one of the vulnerabilities is being used to steal user credentials.
Along with the figures, Microsoft slams Obama's NSA surveillance reform plans for not going far enough to ensure transparency.
While malware moving from mobile devices to PCs have become the norm, malware moving in the opposite direction looks to be a new attacker trick.
Cisco found that 76 percent of all Web-based attacks were targeted at Java.
The hacker collective Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the hacks and posted fake messages warning that Microsoft is spying on users' e-mail accounts.
After April 8, option to download Microsoft's free antimalware software for XP systems won't be available.