P*rnography is still the most visited content on Internet. The online porn industry is among the most profitable business branches on the Internet, and its web sites attract large amounts of visitors and traffic. With a total worth of more than 97 billion USD in 2006, the Internet p*rn industry yields more revenue than the top technology companies Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, and Apple combined.

The distinguishing characteristic of these p0rn visitors is that they generally use poorly guarded software, often vulnerable to online security attacks capable of compromising the PC Security.

And this is the goldmine for the malware developers.

A group of people hungry for content, browsing Internet through poorly guarded browsers and security software, and eager to install everything that come their way so as to satisfy their viewing pleasure, is a goldmine. Malware developers understand this fact for ages, and that is why, p*rn visitors are often culprit behind most of the malware spread.

Is Internet for P*rn?

In a recent study, a group of researchers have conducted exhausted study of the tricks used by adult-oriented websites engaged in shady practices. They have gone to the extent of establishing their own Adult websites and running them to intrude deep into this business model.

Lots of interesting facts have been found in the study, in which they have spent about $160 to buy about 49,000 visitors to their site. And they had discovered that our of them more than 20,000 visitors were browsing Internet with outdated version of the most common plugins like Adobe Flash, PDF and Microsoft Office.

This is to be remembered that outdated version of these three are known to cause extensive vulnerabilities and malware developers have been exploiting them to infect the user computers.

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Visitors running with these outdated versions can be victimized with the drive-by-download attacks, which often pay handsomely to the attacking websites.

The entire report is an interesting read about the online porn industry financial dynamics from a webmaster perspective.

[Read the Report (pdf)]