Everyone knows the Internet is for porn...
but did you know our EDUs are too? This is either funny or sad, depending on your point of view, but sooooooo many EDUs turn up in our prevalence data, that you could just about make the case that EDUs are the biggest identifiable segment for porn hosting.
Here are a few examples of the charming subject matter that we regularly detect in EDUs...
Now, the fact that we keep seeing the same directory names on _geographically_ diverse EDUs actually means that the students and EDU's are not doing this deliberately, but rather that it's a deliberate and systematic hacking by some group. These directories are typically full of exploits, and fake codecs, so they're a good place to avoid anyway, but very often they have probable child pornography (LinkScanner is often able to detect kiddie porn by analyzing the html on the page, and preemptively blocks those pages) on them, so they're probably dangerously illegal as well as malicious.
As much as I'd like to think that EDUs might rise up en masse, and evict all this stuff, and fix their security, I don't like our chances, and I anticipate that they're part of the exploit infrastructure of the web forever.
Labels: edus porn exploits