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Web site safety, again

2013-02-01 17:26:14.299898+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Last year I linked to Symantic's Threat Activity Trends which pointed out that church websites were more likely to try to infect you with viruses than porn websites (and that's ignoring infectious memes...).

Now Cisco says that porn, piracy and gambling sites are safer for your web browsing than clicking on online ads.

The highest concentration of online security targets do not target pornography, pharmaceutical, or gambling sites as much as they affect legitimate sites such as search engines, online retailers, and social media. Users are more 21 times more likely to get hit with malware from online shopping sites and 27 more times likely with a search engine than if they'd gone to a counterfeit software site, according to Cisco.

So much like the social media trend of robots following robots, it makes me wonder what the product of this ecosystem is?

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-01 21:01:17.404382+00 by: other_todd

I knew this. The one time I've ever had to deal with a serious malware issue it was from clicking on a banner ad of dubious pedigree. Now I don't click them. Ever.