‘Shady’ porn site practices put visitors at risk

| 13/06/2010

(BBC): Visitors to porn sites are at serious risk of being exploited by cyber criminals, a study has suggested. It found that many sites harboured malware or used "shady" practices to squeeze money out of their visitors. By creating their own porn sites researchers found that many consumers were vulnerable to known bugs and loopholes. Competition among porn sites makes the online adult industry ripe for abuse by hi-tech criminals. "They have almost inadvertently created a whole ecosystem that’s easy to abuse for cyber crime on a large scale," said Dr Gilbert Wondracek, a computer security expert.

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