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Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report revealed that religious websites have triple the number of virus-related threats than pornographic sites

A new report by security software company Symantec showed that religious websites are more likely to infect computers with viruses than pornographic sites.

Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report revealed that religious websites have triple the number of virus-related threats than pornographic sites.

"It is interesting to note that websites hosting adult/pornographic content are not in the top five, but ranked tenth," said Symantec in its Internet Security Threat Report. "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."

Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report draws its conclusions from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which keeps an eye on cyber threats and activity in over 200 countries.

Earlier this week, Symantec also reported that the Flashback trojan, which has infected hundreds of thousands of Mac computers, generates about $10,000 per day. The Flashback trojan disguises itself as an install Java applet on hijacked sites, and when the user approves it, the trojan runs a piece of code that exploits a flaw in Java to remove OS X's anti-malware abilities. It then has the ability to steal clicks from ads on Google's search engine next to regular search results. Flashback installs alternative control programs, which turns Macs into bots. Meanwhile, the cyber criminals reap the benefits from the ghost clicks, meaning ad clicks that are not performed by a human, but by a bot instead.

Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report also mentioned that cyber attacks have increasingly targeted smartphones and tablets as well as employees at government agencies.

Source: Symantec





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RE: Why so surprised?
By ritualm on 5/4/2012 5:35:38 PM , Rating: 4
And a major threat to national security.


RE: Why so surprised?
By Motoman on 5/4/2012 5:55:14 PM , Rating: 3
Verily.


RE: Why so surprised?
By BZDTemp on 5/4/2012 9:03:57 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly. Like that book burning nut case or the people from the so called "Family association".


RE: Why so surprised?
By Ammohunt on 5/4/2012 9:05:17 PM , Rating: 4
I would sooner worry about Marxists they are already negatively affecting our way of life.


RE: Why so surprised?
By superstition on 5/7/2012 12:59:50 AM , Rating: 1
Joe McCarthy is my hero, too.


RE: Why so surprised?
By frozentundra123456 on 5/4/2012 11:22:29 PM , Rating: 3
Our country was founded on religious principles and at least partially in the pursuit of religious freedom. So I dont think it is fair to say religion is a threat to national security. I agree that unbalanced people do destructive things in the name of religion, but others also do many good deeds as well.


RE: Why so surprised?
By corduroygt on 5/4/12, Rating: 0
RE: Why so surprised?
By frozentundra123456 on 5/5/12, Rating: -1
RE: Why so surprised?
By Jedi2155 on 5/5/2012 4:32:28 PM , Rating: 3
I think media publicized religions are a blight on society however most churches that are in your neighbor shy away from the media, and there are a lot of decent people in there. I would not call religion a blight on society, only the media.


RE: Why so surprised?
By FayKnaim on 5/5/2012 4:51:48 PM , Rating: 2
Did you mean Hitchens/Fry, instead of Dawkins/Fry ?


RE: Why so surprised?
By corduroygt on 5/6/2012 9:47:22 PM , Rating: 2
Yea got the mixed up sorry


RE: Why so surprised?
By superstition on 5/7/2012 1:08:37 AM , Rating: 2
"still captures the spirit of the constitution, which is designed to prevent governments into coercing their people to believe in something they don't want to."

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