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
5/8/2012 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.
"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen
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