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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Porn Websites or Religious Websites—Where Are You Likelier to Pick Up a Computer Virus?

Posted by on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 11:27 AM

If you guessed "porn sites" ... you guessed wrong:

Your computer is more likely to contract a virus by visiting a religious website than a porn site, according to the surprising results of a study released this week. According to the company behind the report, Internet security firm Symantec, websites featuring religious or ideological themes are three times more likely to host infectious malware compared to sites with adult or pornographic content.

 

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It is probably because everyone would be too embarrassed to admit they were visiting a religious site on the internet.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on May 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 2
If you don't require background checks and safe procedures for your Youth Pastors, why would you need any safeguards for using the Internet? Doesn't Jesus protect you from stuff you don't like?
Posted by Sir Vic on May 6, 2014 at 11:48 AM · Report this
sirkowski 3
Transference of fear and self-loathing to an authoritarian vessel. It's catharsis. [God] absorbs their dread with his narrative. Because of this, he's effective at proportion to the amount of certainty he can project. Certain linguistic anthropologists think that religion is a language virus that rewrites pathways in the brain. Dulls critical thinking.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on May 6, 2014 at 11:49 AM · Report this
AFinch 4
@3 - did you mean to quote that? "language virus taht rewrites pathways in the brain"...intense.
Posted by AFinch on May 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM · Report this
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Religious sites use volunteers. Porn sites hire professionals. Simple as that.
Posted by blah on May 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM · Report this
fletc3her 6
Prayer is about as effective an anti-virus method as it is everything else.
Posted by fletc3her on May 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM · Report this
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People are more likely to forget to wear a condom when they visit a religious site.
Posted by Dr. Gnu on May 6, 2014 at 12:26 PM · Report this
DAVIDinKENAI 8
If I was downright evil instead of mildly opportunistic, I'd be running scams or marrying women and offing them for the life insurance. And the obvious place to find marks is in a church. The only people they accept more than fellow members are people they (think that they) converted.

Second after churches would be groups "featuring ideological themes" as the article mentions - what a fellow gun nut or even an airplane aficionado will do for you is amazing.
Posted by DAVIDinKENAI on May 6, 2014 at 1:49 PM · Report this
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Why do I think this is a good thing?

Oh, yeah - maybe they won't be able to access the 'net because they are too frickin' dumb to use an anti-virus and the virus destroys their computer.

Hey, idiots, maybe God is telling you something when your computer gets infected three plus times per year.
Posted by Schweighsr on May 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM · Report this
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This is really old news... I <3 you Dan, and would like to hear your thoughts on yesterday's SCOTUS decision rather than a reblog from 2012.
Posted by wxPDX on May 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM · Report this
Sandiai 11
(It's new news to me).

Good thing I prefer the former to the latter.
Posted by Sandiai on May 6, 2014 at 2:32 PM · Report this
Allyn 12
Just as a teen with Christian parents is more likely to cause a pregnancy and spread disease than a teen with slutty parents.
Posted by Allyn on May 6, 2014 at 2:33 PM · Report this
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@3: Religion is the opiate of the masses. --Marx. Or to say it more accurately: Religion...is the opium of the people.

Either way, you are correct.

Also: Christian Mingle (find Gd's match for you) was used by a serial killer to find victims. NOT other sited, but that one.
Posted by BG on May 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM · Report this
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Well of course! Abstinence-only education, friends.
Posted by Ancient Sumerian on May 6, 2014 at 3:41 PM · Report this
venomlash 15
@13: I'm a Jew in a long-term relationship and Facebook keeps giving me ChristianMingle ads.
I shall keep saying this every time someone mentions Facebook ads or ChristianMingle.
Posted by venomlash on May 6, 2014 at 5:15 PM · Report this
Knat 16
@4: Oh, you gotta read Snow Crash. That idea was the most interesting aspect of the book, and the rest of it wasn't bad either.
Posted by Knat on May 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM · Report this
sirkowski 17
@4 It's Matthew McConaughey going on a tangent in True Detective.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on May 7, 2014 at 10:07 PM · Report this

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