Yes that’s right porn websites can give you malware, but how can you grabbing life in both hands infect your computer, well it turns out it’s not the videos or the websites that pose the risk, it’s the adverts on them that pose the biggest risk. Oh and as some of you will have guessed Xhamster is one of the offenders.
But how does this work how can you get malware from an advert?
Because most windows users don’t know about any of this they will happily click away and not be worried about the adverts they will ignore them. For example when you go onto facebook and look on your profile the only thing that is actually served to you by facebook.com is the very top blue banner with your name and the background colour of the page, the rest of the content is served up to your computer from this website akamaihd.net, now i know this all seems really scary but do not fret, there are things you can do.
This is also a useful tool if you spot something on your connection you are unsure of this tool will allow you to investigate it. There are also other things you can do to stay safe like using an anti-malware program such as malware bytes and doing regular scans. Also it’s noted if your system is up to date the attackers have less chance of being able to get in.
Stay safe and have fun ;)