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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 corduroygt on 5/4/2012 11:42:00 PM , Rating: 0
1. It was founded on religious freedom back in the day when religion was necessary and an accepted part of life. Our founding fathers just did not want anyone to be forced into one they did not accept. Now that religion is not needed any more, the right to be free from religion 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.

2. While it's true that some people do good deeds in the name of their religion, overall religion has been a pretty huge negative influence in human history. Refer to Catholic Church vs. Dawkins/Fry debate for more details.


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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