Practicing Safe Surf

In other news the sky is blue. Porn sites are sleazy. and everything isn’t as it seems on myspace.

A survey of over 600 UK respondents showed that young men are significantly more likely to be infected with spyware than their female counterparts. The likelihood of infection was increased by the risky online behaviour of young males, such as opening instant messages (66%), downloading files (65%) and visiting adult entertainment sites (56%).

“The chances of becoming infected with spyware rapidly increase when performing certain online behaviour, such as visiting adult entertainment sites or social networking sites such as”,  said David Moll, CEO of Webroot. “These sites have become a breeding ground for spyware.”