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PayPal Most Phished, Facebook Most Blocked 37

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Orome1 writes "OpenDNS released statistics about which websites were commonly blocked — and which websites users were frequently given access to — in 2010. The report additionally details the companies online scammers targeted in 2010, as well as where the majority of phishing websites were hosted. Facebook is both one of the most blocked and the most allowed websites, reflecting the push/pull of allowing social sites in schools and the workplace. On the other hand, 45 percent of all phishing attempts made in 2010 were targeting PayPal."
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PayPal Most Phished, Facebook Most Blocked

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  • Obscurity FTW (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Locke2005 (849178) on Tuesday January 25, 2011 @05:54PM (#35000086)
    My strategy of never having either a PayPal or Facebook account appears to have paid off!
  • Re:Obscurity FTW (Score:5, Insightful)

    by MrEricSir (398214) on Tuesday January 25, 2011 @06:01PM (#35000194) Homepage

    Congratulations, by not doing popular things, you're a better person than everyone else!

  • by dbIII (701233) on Tuesday January 25, 2011 @07:59PM (#35001404)
    I've had to upgrade a few work computers simply because their web browsers were slow to render the truly crappy interface of Facebook while there was other stuff running.
    Then people spending too much time looking at Facebook instead of working led to management mandating blanket blocks of everything on the web during peak work times resulting in more time wasting because users had to wait before they can look up work related information.
    Technological solutions to minor social problems really suck. The true answer is for management to tell people not to waste time playing on the net instead of cutting the cord.

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