Symantec Claims That Blogs Spread More Malware Than Porn Websites

May 27, 2012
Internet
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In what seems to be a very strange yet interesting report, Internet Security Company Symantec has listed Blogs and Web Communication tools as being more dangerous than pornography websites. This news is at complete odds with the established belief that the shady folks over at all those pornography websites are always filling up your computer with the bad stuff! Whenever someone’s device or account gets compromised with spam, viruses and trojans, judgements are swiftly made about the person’s nefarious browsing habits! And now, Symantec has potentially turned that notion on its head with this report.

The report is called Internet Security Threat Report based on the trends of 2011. It is fairly detailed and this amazing fact comes up when they list the top 10 genre websites that may lead to a higher risk of getting infected with malware and other less desirable things.

Here is the list of the website types that are dangerous:

Blogs and Web communication

Hosting and personal hosted site

Business and economy

Education and reference

Technology

Entertainment and music

Automotive

Health and medicine

Pornography

The report further says that 20% of all blogs and web communication sites are filled with malware. Next come hosting sites and business websites with a malware count of 15% and 10% each. Pornographic websites contain only 2% malware by comparison! It seems that all the seedy porn companies have cleaned up their act over the years. Symantec’s report offers an explanation.

“It’s 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.”

Well, that part about pornographic websites making boatloads of money is true. You can read all about it here. What actually surprises us is the fact that they have listed ‘Blogs’ as the most dangerous!

You can read the full Symantec report here.

We have combed our site after hearing this bit of news and we have found nothing suspicious! So don’t worry and keep reading our blog for all the latest developments in Web, Advertising and Technology.

Have a great weekend!

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