August 20, 2009

Norton Safe Web

This is today’s tech intro.


Norton Safe Web is a new reputation service from Symantec. They analyze Web sites to see how they will affect you and your computer. Then, using the Norton Toolbar installed on your PC, they let you know how safe a particular Web site might be before you view it. If you need to find out more about how a Web site might behave, they provide more detailed information right here on Norton Safe Web.


48 percent of the Dirtiest Web Sites are, well, dirty— sites that feature adult content.  However, the remainder of the list runs the gamut of subject matter, including sites dedicated to deer hunting, catering, figure skating, legal services, and buying electronics.  Malware is the most common threat represented on the Dirtiest list, followed by security risks and browser exploits.  Simply visiting one of these sites, without downloading or clicking on anything in particular, could put you at risk of exposing your computer to infection, and worse, put your identity, personal and financial information into the hands of cybercriminals.


Well. If you’re unsure the site you’re accessing or streaming music/video from is safe.. you can try this

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