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
5/7/2012 2:58:32 PM
All I can say Mr. Ramtech is that you clearly have some issues to work out. Your prejudices against the bible and Christians are just a form of religious racism. And it’s clear you have no intention of actually learning about what Christians believe and that you only want to re-enforce your own prejudices. (..Hence your other posts in this article referring to non-Christians as being Christian)
As for Darwin; A man who has a whole website dedicated to his innocence and defending his prophetic status? I'm not surprised, before him Atheists were not considered intellectuals, simply because they had no way to justify there beliefs. And after him, racism around the world increased by orders of magnitude. (Also very well documented fact) For the first time people who disliked other religions, or other peoples could justify that hatred by virtually any means, believing that they were simply more ‘evolved’ and more ‘enlighten’ than others. Nazism is simply the logical conclusion of Darwinian Evolution. And sadly to this day, there is virtually no evidence at all to support such a concept and it still simply relies on its religious dogmatic following. Where other religions can honestly look at one another and see the good and bad within each other, atheism and evolution provides itself no such foundation. If it did, the whole belief system would fall apart for the very idea that atheism/evolution is scientific and logical…is simply a lie.
RE: lol, umad
5/8/2012 3:22:30 AM
A Christian relying on a "documented fact" to support an argument. lol. And calling Darwin a prophet and deriving a negative connotation from defensiveness and saying "there's no evidence"! Since when does a Christian know irony!??
You must have been taught in one of those redneck schools in the South.
They mustn't have taught you history either (particularly anything older than 4004BC?). If you check your timeline, the slave trade started in the 16th century, when religion well and truly controlled society. Darwin's theories started gaining popularity after his voyage on the Beagle in the mid-19th, and it wasn't widely accepted until the 20th. So if anything, Evolutionism correlates with the *abolition* of the slave trade...
I and a lot of other non-Godbotherers aren't prejudiced against religion, only a subset: that unfortunately well populated sect called the Hypocrites.
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