Jack

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BBC News said:
Browsing some of the internet's most popular pornography websites is increasingly putting visitors at risk, research has found.

Advertisements displayed by the sites, which are visited by millions every day, were found to be installing harmful files without users' knowledge.

Researcher Conrad Longmore found that two popular sites - xhamster and pornhub - posed the greatest risk.

He said it should be easier for users to report malicious advertising.

He said it was primarily Windows users at risk, but that criminals were increasingly turning their attentions to mobile devices.

While none of the porn sites observed hosted any malware themselves, it was the embedded advertisements within their pages that created problems for users.

"We call these malicious advertisements 'malvertising'," explained Mr Longmore.

"The way the ads are bought and sold across all websites is incredibly complex.

"Ads can often be repackaged and resold so that it is hard to tell where they originated from, and the criminals behind them go to great lengths to disguise what they are doing."

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22093141
 

MrXidus

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A smart porn user will have Ad-Block Plus and FlashBlock installed along with something like Ghostery to block tracking.

If you're a Firefox user and want complete control whack on NoScript or RequestPolicy.

...Enjoy. :666:
 

Littlebits

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Just another example of how ads spread malware. With all of the adblocking options now days there is no reason to see ads period.

Thanks.:D
 

jamescv7

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Some proxy application have built in ad blocker however those pop ups are related from other pornography sites thus it could pose more security risks.
 

Littlebits

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Watching a porn is a natural human response whether everyone wants to admit it or not. That is why it is so successful spreading malware, users will download an infected file thinking it is a codec to let them watch a certain porn video that is very appealing to them. Sex sells and always will have takers.

Thanks.:D
 

WinAndLinuxTutorials

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Littlebits said:
Watching a porn is a natural human response whether everyone wants to admt it or not
I don't believe everything natural means it is good. Like it is natural that a human is born not knowing anything, so because it is natural the parents will just sit down and relax? No offense but watching porn may also worsen the manners of the person watching it.
 

Overkill

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Littlebits said:
Watching a porn is a natural human response whether everyone wants to admit it or not. That is why it is so successful spreading malware, users will download an infected file thinking it is a codec to let them watch a certain porn video that is very appealing to them. Sex sells and always will have takers.

Thanks.:D
Sure it is, it is curiousity that is your enemy :angel:...sex will always sell indeed
 

jamescv7

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I will add from Littlebits, pornography also came from peer pressure so whether the person would wanted to watched or not. Teenagers are actually could undergo on this type of event however it must be control especially from social interaction
 

Prorootect

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Just how much malware is on free porn sites? : http://www.cso.com.au/article/459370/just_how_much_malware_free_porn_sites_/