Either way, I think all security experts have seen a surfeit of computers riddled with malware, spyware, adware, and bloatware, along with a browser history chock full of adult website URLs.
Q: I read a story in a British paper that said that a hacker had developed a smartphone app that took a person’s picture when they visited certain porn sites. A: It is certainly possible and might strike an ethically challenged criminal hacker as an interesting business proposition.
It would take a single person 5,246 centuries to watch all of it.
Q: Are there a lot of hackers making a lot of money by placing malware on porn sites?A: Users should ignore this message and they should not call the toll free phone number that typically appears with it.This message is associated with adware that hawks flaky support services.In some cases, the problem is compounded by the fact that a person is so embarrassed about getting a malware infection that they don’t seek technical support in a timely manner. We have see numerous cyber crime campaigns that scare people into paying bogus fines with warnings like this: “This computer was used to visit websites containing illegal pornography.” Obviously a threat like that is more effective if the person receiving it has actually been visiting porn sites.
Anyone who is planning on visiting an adult website should make sure their computer or mobile device has a full suite of up-to-date anti-malware and anti-phishing software, and they should know the latest tricks and scams.
What are the options for getting rid of the malware?