Fact or Myth? "Only adult sites are dangerous."

  • 19 January 2012
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Myth!
More than 83 percent of malware hosting sites are “trusted.” You’re more likely to be attacked by visiting a legit shopping or general lifestyle site than you are an adult or gambling site. Go ahead and do whatever you need to do with this information, but do it safely.
 
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I think at one time the belief was that malware only existed in the darker corners of the 'net. Not so these days. Such things as SQL injection attacks seem all too common among legitimate sites that there is a risk. As long as you have something like WSA, you're protected.

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