The Economics of Online Porn

Basically, what I think this article is saying, is that if you peruse online porn sites they make money off you in a shady manner and also inject your computer with malware.

“Lead researcher Gilbert Wondracek and his colleagues spent a total of $160 to acquire 47,000 clicks from sellers of adult traffic, known in the industry as traffic brokers, of which 20,000 could have been exploited to build a botnet, according to the researchers. The researchers discovered that they easily could have leveraged their investment for a hefty profit by serving as the vector for a Pay-Per Install affiliate program, which in one instance offered $130 per 1,000 installs to drop malicious code (malware, adware etc.) onto exploited machines.”  [via]

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