Most dangerous websites’ list; surprisingly porn sites not most unsafe

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Washington: Blogs and Web communications websites are the ‘most dangerous’ places on web for picking up viruses, Internet Security Threat Report for 2011 says.

One of the most fascinating part of the report, released by security Software Company Symantec ( SYMC), is the review of malicious code trend which lists the 10 most dangerous categories of the website.

According to Symantec, 20 per cent of all blog and web communication sites are infected with malicious code, 15 per cent of hosting sites are infected, and 10 per cent of business and economy sites.

We usually think that pornographic websites are the ‘most dangerous’ places, the report has ranked pornographic sites at 9th as the riskiest to visit. Surprisingly, only 2 percent of pornographic sites are infected.

The list of sites in order of danger is:

Blogs and Web communications (19.8%)

Hosting and personal hosted sites (15.6%)

Business and economy (10%)

Shopping (7.7%)

Education and reference (6.9%)

Technology/ Computer and Internet (6.9%)

Entertainment and music (3.8%)

Automotive (3.8%)

Health and medicine (2.7%)

Pornography (2.4%)

Symantec’s list is a reminder that Macs are no longer immune to security worries.

“The first known Mac-based bot network emerged in 2009 and 2011 saw a number of new threats emerge for Mac OS X, including trojans like MacDefender, a fake anti-virus program,” the Symantec said.

“Mac users are exposed to sites that push trojans by means of SEO poisoning and social networking. In May 2011, Symantec found a malware kit for Mac (Weyland-Yutani BOT) — the first of its kind to attack the Mac OS X platform.

“In addition, many attack tools have become cross-platform, exploiting Java exploits whether they are on Macs or Windows PCs,” the company added.

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2 thoughts on “Most dangerous websites’ list; surprisingly porn sites not most unsafe

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