Religion ‘riskier than porn’ for online viruses

Yippee! From the Sydney Morning Herald Digital Life section yesterday:

Web wanderers are more likely to get a computer virus by visiting a religious website than by peering at porn, according to a new study.

Websites with religious or ideological themes were found to have triple the average number of "threats" that those featuring adult content, according to Symantec.

An interesting statistic it seems – figures were generated from Symantic who noted that there was an 83% increase in virus attacks this year over last year – although they would report that wouldn’t they? 😆

I wonder if this will alter my browsing patterns?

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/religion-riskier-than-porn-for-online-viruses-20120502-1xxx4.html#ixzz1tgwaxqkq

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