Friday, May 25, 2012

Slate: Unprotected Sects--Malware is abounding at religious sites

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/05/malware_and_computer_viruses_they_ve_left_porn_sites_for_religious_sites_.single.html

Slate's Will Oremus opens with the provocation that says you're more likely to get your computer enslaved to malware, spyware, or a botnet visiting a religious website than a porn website these days.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/05/malware_and_computer_viruses_they_ve_left_porn_sites_for_religious_sites_.html

There's a bit more in the article, of course. I hadn't considered the possibility that religious websites could be a more prominent source of malware these days than the more usual suspects.

I've read some higher profile preachers have claimed that going to certain religious websites is worse than going to porn sites.  They were referring to what might be called watchblogger websites. It may be blogs are sources of malware ... but that church website may be just as dangerous.

Huh, well, you can learn something new every day, right?

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