Symantec: Religious Websites More Likely to Infect Computers Than Porn Sites
May 4, 2012 5:08 PM
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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.
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RE: lol, umad
5/5/2012 3:22:49 AM
Hitler didn't kill in the name of religion. And how many people have killed in the name of a country? In the name of Democracy, in the name of Communism, in the name of SPARTAAAAAAA? How many people have killed in the name of "following orders"?
How many people kill just to kill (serial killers)? How many people kill in the name of land (tribes in Africa) or turf (gangs)? How many people kill in the name of drugs? How many people kill in the name of profit (malpractice, known cut safety costs)?
How many people have killed in the name of race? How many people have killed in the name of sexual orientation? (Hate crimes in general)
How many people have killed in the name of something as abstract as honor (bushido)?
People kill and people are bastards. They need no reason, and they will use any reason to "justify" themselves. If you want to change or better human nature, find the core of that and face it down. Don't be silly or try to blind yourself and say "no one's killed in the name of atheism", which of course they have too.
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