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Sixty of the 100 most popular websites either hosted malicious content or linked to malicious websites at some point during the first six months of 2008, according to a new study by web security firm Websense. Many of these sites include search engine and social networking sites that are becoming a popular target for attackers …

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Paris Hilton

Oh noes, the intarweb is infested. Burn your modem.

"either hosted malicious content or linked to malicious websites at some point during the first six months of 2008"

That's a pretty wide scope to count them, but of course it's in websense's interests to vastly overstate this issue.

Paris because she's used to promote malicious websites.

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Linux

Sounds like

Sounds like the old story raise many furphies and blame others to hide the real perpetrators in plain sight under the smoke screen thus created !

It also explains much about my new revised firewall logs showing regular hits of port probing from a place called Maryland either direct or indirect too not far from the chimps who always speak from behind the mask of Janus and reside in DC in the land of the paranoid and unfree !

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Stop

Hard to trust

Difficult to put faith in websense, when it's very easy to spend all day bouncing off their filter, whilst trying to visit valid work related sites that have been classified as unacceptable for one reason or another.

Stop, because websense has blocked access to this site due to controversy

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Boffin

To inject or not to inject

Most of these attacks do not require SQL injection. SQL injection is used to modify the intended update query (say of a blog posting form such as this) to make it do something else - for example produce a list of usernames and passwords or delete database records.

The attacks referred to in this article simply post hyperlinks or javascript redirect code to a site via a legitimate form without doing any query modification. This can happen on many sites that do not validate and sanitise user posted data. Nowt at all to do with SQL injection.

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Paris Hilton

Websense suck.

Much like the pro-global-climate-change scientists websense's future relies on how dark they can predict it.

Maybe the findings should read FINDINGS of malware are up X% instead of incidents. If anything the web has been getting safer for the last decade and then you have this pose of fools trying to make everyone think the opposite.

Paris; because at least everyone knows her game.

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Alert

Funny thing this SPAM

The statistic for location is moot as it has been common practice for serious spammers to obfuscate their addresses. Many American and European scum bucket spammers will use Chinese servers because of the CCPs lack of interest when it comes to server purpose and content as long as it does not affect anything in Chinese borders or host naughty things like pron of Mao or his mistresses for example.

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