The Internet's blog sites have become overgrown with a variety of unpleasant content, including porn, offensive language, hate posting, and malware, a new threat analysis has suggested. According to Scansafe's Monthly Global Threat Report for March 2007, a surprisingly high percentage of the Internet's blog sites -- up to 80 percent -- contain "offensive" content, with six percent hosting active malware.
To be added to the list of those deemed potentially offensive within a business context, a site merely had to contain a single post containing profanity, or worse. The figures were gleaned from an analysis of real-time traffic passing through the company corporate proxying service, designed to filter out the worst content. A total of 614 sites were chosen at random from sites reckoned to have blogging as a significant activity.