In hilarious news, it turns out religion is much more dangerous for you than porn. At least, on the Internet it is. Symantec has just released its Internet Security Threat Report which outlines all of the major threats, hacks, and related statistics for the past year. And, well, it turns out those religious followers have been very naughty boys and girls. Either that, or they have no idea how to keep their sites clean.
According to the report, the average number of security threats on a religious site was 115, while a porn site only carried around 25 threats on average. On top of this, only 2.4 percent of adult sites carried infections compared to 20 percent of blogs. This placed pornographic sites as the 10th most frequently exploited type of website. Yes, that’s dead last on Symantec’s list.
Symantec even spelled it out themselves in their report: “religious and ideological sites were found to have triple the average number of threats per infected site than adult/pornographic sites. We hypothesize that this is because pornographic website owners already make money from the Internet and, as a result, have a vested interest in keeping their sites malware-free–it’s not good for repeat business.”
Of course, we also think this could have something to do with that study that showed that atheists score more IQ points than religious people–clearly enough IQ points to consider a little malware prevention.
Here’s to religious people and their ability to make the Internet worse…on multiple levels! Let’s all look at porn instead.