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Survey Says Your Boss Is Probably Looking at Porn Right Now

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Next time your workplace computer network feels a little sluggish, don’t be so quick to blame Time Warner. It might be infected with a digital STD thanks to your company’s pervy higher-ups.

A recent survey showed that corporate malware is often caused by senior managers peeping at porn on their work computers. Forty percent of malware experts polled said they’d removed the stuff from a boss’s machine, Time NewsFeed reports.

But they may not be the only ones going on dates with Pamela Handerson during work hours. As NewsFeed points out, Nielsen reported in 2010 that 29 percent of working American adults watched porn on their work computers. So for a fun way to pass the time at work this afternoon, look at the 10 coworkers seated closest to you and try to figure out which three of them are guilty of watching naked people bonk on the clock.

Still, it’s the executives, not the average workers, who are wreaking the most havoc on their work computers. They also attracted malware by clicking on malicious links (we’re thinking those sketchy weight loss ads littering the Internet) and lending company devices to their family members, NewsFeed reports.

Guess the only solution would be for everyone to work from home forever, thereby destroying their own computers with porn-induced spam. Float that idea to your boss.

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