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Religious Websites Have More Malware Than Porn Sites

“I have a virus.” “Stop visiting all those porn sites!” Ha. Ha. But also pretty much every conversation about malware ever, right? Well, Symantec’s 17th Internet Threat Security Report found another genre of sites that on average is worse than porn: religion.

Religious sites had and average of 115 software threats, while porn sites only had 25. The religious sites were mostly full of fake antivirus software, which sounds relatively harmless, but it can leave an unsuspecting user’s computer totally vulnerable. Symantec wasn’t able to come up with a good explanation for why the religious were such a popular target for the fake software. [Symantec via WSJ]

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