porn and malware redux

Did they have it all wrong?

A few weeks back, I blogged about some research on the economics and potential malware risks posed by Internet pornography.  Well, a *new* study from Avast Software finds that non pornographic sites serving up malware outnumber pornographic sites serving malware by a factor of almost 100 to one.  Furthermore, Avast contends that there are more malware infected domains containing the word “London” than there are containing the word “sex.”  Not sure what this says about London.  I guess the morals of the story are:  for every study claiming fact x, there will be one claiming fact y and that the internet is as dangerous a place for the vituous as it is for the naughty.  Have you updated your antivirus and plugins lately?

porn and malware redux

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