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    Wink Symantec: Religious websites riskier than adult websites

    Food for thought. Religious/ideological websites are three times as likely to wreck your computer as boobies...

    Based on Norton Safe Web32 data – Symantec technology that scans the Web looking for websites hosting malware – we’ve determined that 61% of malicious sites are actually regular Web sites that have been compromised and infected with malicious code.

    It is interesting to note that Web sites hosting adult/pornographic content are not in the top five, but ranked tenth. The full list can be seen in figure 16.

    Moreover, religious and ideological sites were found to have triple the average number of threats per infected site than adult/pornographic sites. We hypothesize that this is because pornographic website owners already make money from the internet and, as a result, have a vested interest in keeping their sites malware-free – it’s not good for repeat business.
    http://www.symantec.com/content/en/u...9364.en-us.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeelLikeAStranger View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornfieldCounty View Post
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    One handed is how some surf porn sites.

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    The article notes that most infections come from regular websites that have been infected with malware...it doesn't make the definitive statement that religious groups create malicious web sites on purpose. In fact it seems to imply the opposite.

    Religious groups are probably not as technologically sophisticated as others and likely to be vulnerable to malware plants.

    Porn companies, on the other hand, rely on servers to be stable and safe from infection so as to keep turning a profit. Therefore are likely to be much more sophisticated in protecting themselves from intrusion and infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SealBeachHusker View Post
    The article notes that most infections come from regular websites that have been infected with malware...it doesn't make the definitive statement that religious groups create malicious web sites on purpose. In fact it seems to imply the opposite.

    Religious groups are probably not as technologically sophisticated as others and likely to be vulnerable to malware plants.


    Porn companies, on the other hand, rely on servers to be stable and safe from infection so as to keep turning a profit. Therefore are likely to be much more sophisticated in protecting themselves from intrusion and infection.
    Don't let facts get in the way of this discussion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SealBeachHusker View Post
    The article notes that most infections come from regular websites that have been infected with malware...it doesn't make the definitive statement that religious groups create malicious web sites on purpose. In fact it seems to imply the opposite.

    Religious groups are probably not as technologically sophisticated as others and likely to be vulnerable to malware plants.

    Porn companies, on the other hand, rely on servers to be stable and safe from infection so as to keep turning a profit. Therefore are likely to be much more sophisticated in protecting themselves from intrusion and infection.
    Well duh. Of course the porn companies need to be on guard against infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPhoenix View Post
    Pray the Malware away!
    Porn sites beat out the infections!


    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    Thats called football...I dont tune in on saturdays to see their grades
    Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. - Barry Switzer

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