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Dirtiest Web Sites of Summer 2009

Created: 21 Aug 2009 • Updated: 21 Aug 2009 • 5 comments
Satyam Pujari's picture
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Symantec’s Web site ratings service Norton Safe Web presents the Dirtiest Web Sites of Summer 2009 – the top 100 infected sites based on number of threats. Norton Safe Web is a new reputation service from Symantec. 

What makes these sites so dirty?
Symantec explained it by pointing out the fact that the average number of threats per malicious site rated by Norton Safe Web is 23. With that said, the average number of threats on the Dirtiest Web Sites list is a staggering 18,000 per site. Forty of the top 100 have more than 20,000 threats per site. Moreover, 75-percent of sites on the list have distributed Malware for more than six months.

“This list underscores what our research shows. There has been exponential growth in the number of online threats that are constantly evolving as cybercriminals look for new ways to target your money, identity, or assets. In 2008, most new infections occurred while people were surfing the Web,” said Rowan Trollope, senior vice president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec.

Here's the link 
 http://safeweb.norton.com/dirtysites

This is really a well job done by Symantec,Hats off to Symantec ! Apart from the list what other awesome specialties I liked about the service are.. 

-You can check a site if it's safe or not
On the top right corner of the page you'll see "is this site safe ? enter site address box" you can paste any site link there and find if the site is safe or infected.

-You can write a review of a Web site
"Share your stories and experiences—good or bad—about any Web site that you feel strongly about!
Help others avoid the same pitfalls that you've gone through on some sites. Plus, let us know which sites are extraordinary and exceptional. "

-Quick in-depth reporting  

The reports for the websites are quick and in-depth with the exact malware/exploit name and link,which is awesome...

-Site Owner link 

It may be possible that a website is infected or exploited with out the site owner's knowledge.There's a link for the site owners http://safeweb.norton.com/help/site_owners where the site owners can reach Symantec and further communicate with the experts.

-Community Buzz

There's an active community where users can share their reviews,check latest threats [infected websites] etc.
http://safeweb.norton.com/buzz

This step taken by Symantec is really would help WWW to be a safer information super high way. 

 

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shp's picture

Good info... Thanks.... 

Regards,
Srinivas H.P.
HCL Infosystems Ltd

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Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

 20,000 threats per site..
well i guess i know 1 website with the help of which you can reach 100% malwares..GOOGLE :-)
its not a smart search engine...its you who have to be smart while searching on this search engine..

Vikram Kumar

Symantec Consultant

The most helpful part of entire Symantec connect is the Search button..do use it.

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shp's picture

Correct Vikram... 
  You have to learn google using google... ha.. ha.. ha..

Regards,
Srinivas H.P.
HCL Infosystems Ltd

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Jacky Cheng's picture

Symantec Identifies “Dirtiest Web Sites of Summer 2009” ,
but I want to know all Top 100 Dirtiest Web Sites full list,
since our company want to block all dirtiest web sites to
protect our company user which is access Internet.
How can I have a soft copy list out the Top 100 Dirtiest Web Sites ?

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George Rhodes's picture

Security keeps becoming a bigger and bigger issue on the Internet. These numbers are scary and worrisome for us average users. We can only hope that the software plans we use for security are on top of all these problems. casino

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