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#2: Software Downloads

These are sites dedicated to enabling the electronic download of software for any type of computer or mobile device, whether for payment or at no charge. There was little growth in the number of sites in this category in 2009, but they were the second-most popular hiding place for malware.

Malware has to live somewhere. And while some Web filtering solutions can detect known malware hosts, most malware hides in sites that are otherwise benign. According to a report from Blue Coat Systems, the five most commonly compromised Web sites range from online storage to -- surprise -- adult content. Click through this slideshow for more information.
 

Related Topics : Security Breaches, Vulnerabilities and Patches, Application Security, Spyware, Pharming

 
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