Porn Viewing Bosses Infect Corporate Network

According to a October survey from ThreatTrack Security, 40% of tech support employees have admitted to have cleaned an executives corporate device after that employee had visited a pornographic website. The big issue is that many employees are much less careful with their mobile device than their computer. This may be because of a false sense of security about viruses not being as relevant on mobile platforms. 

 

 

 

http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/08/technology/security/malware-porn/index.html?iid=SF_T_River

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3 thoughts on “Porn Viewing Bosses Infect Corporate Network

  1. I wrote a paper on digital pornography last semester so this topic is not surprising at all. In my paper I discussed how in the past 15 to 20 years the rise of the amount of digital pornography has developed an addiction and desensitization to pornographic material. Prior to the internet these business professionals would only be able to view this content in magazines or video so it was less likely to take place in the workplace. Today porn can be accessed by literally anyone (of any age) and virtually anywhere because of today’s smartphones and tablets.
    The proposition I had in my paper was some form of regulation to disallow so much free pornographic content because this desensitization can develop serious problems in people. This can especially happen when people are exposed to this content at an early age because as the child/teenager becomes desensitized they then seek for something more stimulating and this cycle becomes continuous until some people end up seeking out more violent and devious sexual material. Even if it doesn’t become violent and devious, the desensitization can also in-turn affect the real life sexual experiences because digital pornography creates a fantasy that for most cannot become reality.
    If digital pornography could become regulated in some ways then maybe it could cut down on these types of hacks at companies where these threats can pose real security concerns.

  2. This is a pretty funny article actually and I did not expect to see these kinds of statistics. It’s pretty alarming that 40% of tech support employees have had to clear an executive’s device after the device was infected after visiting a porn website. I could understand if it was around 5% but I did not expect 40%. It’s surprising to think that that many people are browsing porn websites while connected to the corporate networks. It seems pretty irresponsible for a company executive to put his/her company at risk to losing vital personal information that could potentially harm the company if the computer was affected by a virus or other form of malware.

  3. 40% is a huge number! These unethical actions could make loss of company. Employees should take care about it that how to secure mobile device to avoid affecting company’s property. This should be regulated.

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