Celebs bigger than sex in adware war

Celebrities are a bigger lure than sex when it comes to getting users to download adware or spyware, according to research by an antivirus vendor.

The common view that adult and pornography websites are the most prolific distributors of malware has been challenged by stats collected by McAfee SiteAdvisor.

McAfee said that its research proved that adware and spyware distributors are abusing the affiliate marketing programmes of legitimate companies. Celebs bigger than sex in adware war - vnunet.com

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 11th September 2006 10:05PM