You'll Pick Up More than You Bargained for Guzzling Porn on Your Mobile

By Gary Cutlack on at

An online security firm has sounded the alarm about mobile internet porn, claiming you're three times as likely to pick up a mobile malware STD on your phone when browsing adult sites as you are when looking at normal, safe for work web pages.

On the surface of it, we're not that vulnerable. Data mined by security firm Blue Coat says that only one per cent of mobile web traffic is porn browsing, but that minority of pink-eyed users are three times as likely to see something bad automatically download itself to their mobiles when on porn sites, in the hope the user will be dumb enough to actually open the downloaded executable.

The security team says the problem is exacerbated thanks to the way mobiles operate, with shortened web links harder to decipher on phones and users more likely to take a punt on clicking on something... appetising. And you thought you were safe because Android Chrome's got an incognito mode. [CNN Money via DM]