Study: Nearly a quarter of malware on mobile devices comes from porn websites

Study: Nearly a quarter of malware on mobile devices comes from porn websites

Study: Nearly a quarter of malware on mobile devices comes from porn websites

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Posted on February 11, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 11 at 8:43 PM

(CNN) -- A new study finds nearly a quarter of malware on mobile devices comes from porn websites.

The study was conducted from Blue Coat, a Web security and optimization company. Mobile users don't check out porn sites; often, less than 1 percent of all mobile traffic is pornography.

But when they do go to those sites, the risk of inadvertently downloading malware to their devices increases three-fold.

That makes watching porn on smartphones a far bigger threat than viewing porn on a PC.

Porn led to more malware on smartphones and tablets than e-mail spam, malicious websites and fake apps combined.

 

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