Porn No Longer Leading Source of Mobile Malware

Pornography is no longer the top source of malware on mobile devices, according to a new study released Wednesday. The leader is now web-based ads, according to Blue Coat, a security firm that analyzed data from more than 75 million global users. As of last month, one in five mobile users who found themselves on malware got there by clicking on a Web ad, Blue Coat said. That's more than triple the 5.7 percent rate recorded in November 2012. Despite the new figures, porn is still the most efficient method of malware delivery, according to the vice president of product marketing security for Blue Coat. Porn viewing makes up only 1 percent of mobile browsing activity, but it accounts for 16 percent of all malicious attacks.

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