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#3: Pornography

These are sites that contain sexually explicit material. While the growth in the total number of pornography sites was relatively low in 2009 (9%), many of these sites have been created for the sole purpose of delivering malware, using porn to lure visitors to the site. Two-thirds of all Fake Codec attacks were found within sites categorized as pornography.

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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