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Your Favorite Porn Sites Are Giving Your Computer Digital STDs

Also known as malware.
(Photo: Github)

(Photo: Github)

Bad news for the porno pervs among us (a.k.a. everyone). As it turns out, websites that stream free porn are actually laden with malware that could completely destroy your computer. But it’s totally worth it, right?

Researcher Conrad Longmore told The Telegraph that a number of ads on popular streaming sites like xHamster and PornHub can automatically install malware on your computer. Mr. Longmore said that the sites aren’t purposefully hosting malware, but because the process for buying and packaging ads is so complex, they’re likely running malicious ads without being aware of it.

Mr. Longmore found that xHamster, for example, has malicious advertising on 5 percent of its content. Since the average user looks at 10 pages per visit, that gives them a 42 percent chance of contracting malware from the site.

Think Bill Gates would give us grant money for a condom that protects against digital STDs?

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