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Regular Domains Have More Malware Than Porn Sites

June 30th, 2010 06:06 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

SnugglesTheBear writes “New research pours scorn on the comforting but erroneous belief that Windows surfers who avoid smut and wares on the Web are likely to avoid exposure to malware. A study by free anti-virus firm Avast found 99 infected legitimate domains for every infected adult website. In the UK, Avast found that more infected domains contained the word ‘London’ than the word ‘sex.’ Among the domains labeled as infected by Avast was the smartphones section of the Vodafone UK website. The mobile phone operator’s site contained a malicious JavaScript redirect script that attempted to take advantage of an unpatched Windows Help and Support Centre flaw (CVE-2010-1885) to infect the machines of visiting surfers.”

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