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2013-04-10 11:34:56 AM
Windows users most at risk? Shocking.
 
2013-04-10 11:47:06 AM
Religious sites have more mal-ware than porn sites.
 
2013-04-10 11:48:09 AM
So xvideos is safe?
 
2013-04-10 11:50:38 AM
For the BBC, this is Sir Ric Romero reporting.
 
2013-04-10 11:52:38 AM
Malware = Internet STD for your computer
 
2013-04-10 11:53:46 AM
The article has nothing to do with saying there is porn on porn sites.  Idiot subby is just trying to be cute and had to be dishonest about it
 
2013-04-10 11:54:25 AM

give me doughnuts: Religious sites have more mal-ware than porn sites.


Mysteriously, lyrics sites seem to be some of the worst that I visit for malware.
 
2013-04-10 11:54:30 AM
Quick, where's that Rick chap?
 
2013-04-10 11:55:24 AM
Pronhub.com?!

shiat, now I gotta take it of my "favorites."  BRB.
 
2013-04-10 11:56:09 AM
What's the deal with those sites that won't let you close or navigate away without clicking an OK button? I assume clicking that shiat is not in any way good.
 
2013-04-10 11:56:50 AM
Christ. I can't even spell porn as P-O-R-N any more.

Danged intertubes has corrupted me.
 
2013-04-10 11:57:18 AM
"We call these malicious advertisements 'malvertising'," explained Mr Longmore.

'Pervertizing' would be a better name for it.
 
2013-04-10 11:58:37 AM
On the rare occasions I click a foobies link in Fark (just for research purposes), about 10% of the time I get a "Block Malicious URL" warning, and those are relatively mild sites.
 
2013-04-10 11:59:33 AM
Was the obvious tag busy fapping to porn?

Remember kids, practice safe porn browsing.  Use protection.
 
2013-04-10 12:03:57 PM
Pete Townsend now knows how his hard-drive got corrupted.
 
2013-04-10 12:06:36 PM
Firefox, AdBlock and NoScript are your friends.

Tubegalore.com is also your friend.
 
2013-04-10 12:11:25 PM

NightOwl2255: Tubegalore.com is also your friend.


I've never had any problem with redtube or xhamster.
 
2013-04-10 12:15:10 PM

Fano: give me doughnuts: Religious sites have more mal-ware than porn sites.

Mysteriously, lyrics sites seem to be some of the worst that I visit for malware.


Church sites are that way because they're invariably done for free by some congregant's nephew who "knows computers", but nothing about server security, and they get hacked in short order.

Lyrics sites are that way because they're illegal in the US (publishing poetry without compensating the copyright holder), so they're as fishy as any black market.

/angling to replace Ric Romero when he retires
 
2013-04-10 12:18:52 PM
Did they test TF?
 
2013-04-10 12:23:01 PM
Stay away from alotporn. That place has more pop ups than...something that pops up a lot.
 
2013-04-10 12:35:56 PM
bearsharkaxe.com
 
2013-04-10 12:59:22 PM
hypothetically speaking, how can this "malware" attack your computer if you don't click on the ads?
 
2013-04-10 01:14:18 PM

airsupport: hypothetically speaking, how can this "malware" attack your computer if you don't click on the ads?


Scripting.  Scripts are automatically executed when you go to the site just by loading the URL.  Most of the time they are harmless, and in many cases essential to running the site.  However, an untrustworthy site can use those scripts to nefarious purposes.

Noscript is your friend.  You'd be amazed at how many scripts some sites used, and how many are completely unnecessary to the actual running of the site.

Also, way-back-when, the Windows Metafile vulnerability meant that malicious code could even be hidden in an image file, and by loading the image itself the computer would execute a program without the operators permission and knowledge.  That was patched back in '06, but it was a fairly gaping hole in Windows security and a bonanza for malware sites (because the pictures themselves were the malware, so even if you saved them offline and redistributed them, they still win).
 
2013-04-10 01:15:58 PM
Researchers discover web sites may contain malware
Fixed it.
 
2013-04-10 01:20:39 PM
One step ahead of my dad. "I don't know how the computer got like this," while my mom complains in the background.
 
2013-04-10 01:27:13 PM

NightOwl2255: Firefox, AdBlock and NoScript are your friends.


So much this.   Don't forget Ghostery so you can block things like web bugs and and tracking beacons that monitor your web surfing and online behavior.

Chrome sandboxes scripts so they don't have access to the OS or the rest of the filesystem, but there, FlashBlock is still a win.
 
2013-04-10 01:59:27 PM
But they contain no underwear.
 
2013-04-10 02:06:54 PM
Naked people have nothing to hide.
 
2013-04-10 02:08:07 PM

Zul the Magnificent: NightOwl2255: Tubegalore.com is also your friend.

I've never had any problem with redtube or xhamster.



So long as they have lots of Faye regan videos, they are my friends.
 
2013-04-10 02:40:44 PM
Watching Porn sites with protection doesn't do it for me.

I prefer my sex unprotected despite the risk of viruses.
 
2013-04-10 02:50:25 PM

NightOwl2255: Firefox, AdBlock and NoScript are your friends.

Tubegalore.com is also your friend.


Now, you are my friend.
 
2013-04-10 03:30:35 PM

Silverstaff: airsupport: hypothetically speaking, how can this "malware" attack your computer if you don't click on the ads?

Scripting.  Scripts are automatically executed when you go to the site just by loading the URL.  Most of the time they are harmless, and in many cases essential to running the site.  However, an untrustworthy site can use those scripts to nefarious purposes.

Noscript is your friend.  You'd be amazed at how many scripts some sites used, and how many are completely unnecessary to the actual running of the site.

Also, way-back-when, the Windows Metafile vulnerability meant that malicious code could even be hidden in an image file, and by loading the image itself the computer would execute a program without the operators permission and knowledge.  That was patched back in '06, but it was a fairly gaping hole in Windows security and a bonanza for malware sites (because the pictures themselves were the malware, so even if you saved them offline and redistributed them, they still win).


Thank you!!!
 
2013-04-10 03:56:48 PM
How would this malware manifest itself?
 
2013-04-10 04:06:10 PM
so is Chrome and Trend Micro and AdBlockPlus going to keep me safe. Or do I just go commando and just hope the needle has no hepatitis. Oh my visits take me to youjizz and xhamster. I hear they wash themselves before each customer.
 
2013-04-10 05:16:04 PM
Malware may be increasing on porn sites, but large mainstream sites are by far the biggest targets of malware planters.  More people visit them, and you're more trusting on your bank's site than on a porn site.

The 2013 Cisco Annual Security Report (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/vpndevc/annual_security_report.html ) found that the vast majority of malware comes from mainstream sites visited by mass audiences, not from shady sites that relatively few people visit. E-commerce sites are 21 times more likely to deliver malware than counterfeit software sites, for example. Viewing an online advertisement, you are 182 times more likely to be served malware than you are when viewing porn.
 
2013-04-10 05:27:03 PM

swangoatman: so is Chrome and Trend Micro and AdBlockPlus going to keep me safe. Or do I just go commando and just hope the needle has no hepatitis. Oh my visits take me to youjizz and xhamster. I hear they wash themselves before each customer.


I use Firefox, Avast Free, and Adblock Plus. I visit porn sites and many mainstream sites daily.  I haven't caught any malware in over five years.

Fell for a phish recently, for the first time.  It was brand new, but Firefox caught on to it within an hour of my encounter with it; got a "rogue site" warning just a little too late.  Never act upon email before first coffee.  Always check unexpected email closely.
 
2013-04-10 06:26:17 PM

give me doughnuts: Religious sites have more mal-ware than porn sites.


No, most religious sites have Baal-ware.
 
2013-04-10 06:51:31 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: What's the deal with those sites that won't let you close or navigate away without clicking an OK button? I assume clicking that shiat is not in any way good.


Until those browser programmers put in something to block this popup, or someone writes an extension or add-in to kill it.. (those lazy ass farkin' useless coders...)

Task manager
Select
End Task
 
2013-04-10 07:19:25 PM

BarkingUnicorn: swangoatman: so is Chrome and Trend Micro and AdBlockPlus going to keep me safe. Or do I just go commando and just hope the needle has no hepatitis. Oh my visits take me to youjizz and xhamster. I hear they wash themselves before each customer.

I use Firefox, Avast Free, and Adblock Plus. I visit porn sites and many mainstream sites daily.  I haven't caught any malware in over five years.

Fell for a phish recently, for the first time.  It was brand new, but Firefox caught on to it within an hour of my encounter with it; got a "rogue site" warning just a little too late.  Never act upon email before first coffee.  Always check unexpected email closely.


I use nothing but chrome and haven't been hit in at least three years.
 
2013-04-10 07:43:49 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: Fano: give me doughnuts: Religious sites have more mal-ware than porn sites.

Mysteriously, lyrics sites seem to be some of the worst that I visit for malware.

Church sites are that way because they're invariably done for free by some congregant's nephew who "knows computers", but nothing about server security, and they get hacked in short order.

Lyrics sites are that way because they're illegal in the US (publishing poetry without compensating the copyright holder), so they're as fishy as any black market.

/angling to replace Ric Romero when he retires


The church ones I got, naive folks who don't know much about computers, but I didn't know it was specifically illegal to post lyrics. That would explain it quite easily, then. Thanks.
 
2013-04-10 07:44:13 PM
This is why my friend does all of such browsing in a VM.
 
2013-04-10 08:18:53 PM
How can you tell if you have malware?
 
2013-04-10 08:41:26 PM

airsupport: How can you tell if you have malware?


You have a pop up telling you how to scan for malware. Click yes when your computer asks you.
 
2013-04-10 09:14:10 PM

airsupport: How can you tell if you have malware?


Try this, very good.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
 
2013-04-10 09:22:40 PM

jdhj2: airsupport: How can you tell if you have malware?

Try this, very good.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/


Thank you!
 
2013-04-11 09:59:48 AM

jdhj2: airsupport: How can you tell if you have malware?

Try this, very good.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/


...and very slow.  A lifesaver though.
 
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