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March 14, 2013

Cisco: "legit" site more apt to malware you than sketchy file sharing/pirate sites [Purp]

I bet you didn't see this one coming...

...Internet users are 21 times more likely to become infected by visiting a legitimate online shopping site than by visiting a site used for illegal file-sharing, according to Cisco's latest annual security report...
"...The problem isn't in the
sites themselves; it's in the ads..."
...when criminals successfully attack an ad network, their malware becomes syndicated and sent to all the places those ads go from Target and ToysRUs.com to eBay and Amazon...

...Ad networks that target niche interests, or simply have fewer scruples, are less attractive to cybercriminals. That makes sites that host illegal movie and TV streams and pirated software perhaps safer than a site that sells legitimate DVDs...
You don't surf web, web surfs you!


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