Virtual VD

// May 11th, 2007 // Blog

According to Google, 1 in 10 web-pages contain malicious code, that can infect PCs (BBC report):

“To entice users to install malware, adversaries employ social engineering,” wrote Google researcher Niels Provos and his colleagues in a paper titled The Ghost In The Browser.
“The user is presented with links that promise access to 'interesting' pages with explicit pornographic content, copyrighted software or media. A common example are sites that display thumbnails to adult videos.”

So, you could say that sexual promiscuity online could prove just as dangerous to your virtual health, as real-life sexual misadventures can to your physical health; both involving the transmission of deadly viruses to unknowing, and unprotected victims, via illicit, sexual acts.

And i'm sure that, just as in the real world, there will be two very different responses to this threat:

1) Use protection – i.e., continue in your debauchery, but just make sure to use a barrier to prevent viral transmission, combined with regular health checks; neither of which can prove 100% effective, i.e., there is still a chance of infection, especially from new, or previously unknown, bugs.

OR

2) Just say “no”. Show some self-control, self-respect, and self-preservation and stay far away from such sleazy activity. It's haraam for a reason, people!

Prevention is always better than cure, don't you think?

4 Responses to “Virtual VD”

  1. Sanix says:

    Hmm .. but I see pornography on the internet is everywhere … not just those specific sites that explicitly say they have pornographic content. All major sites including yahoo and msn contain nudity.. so should there be a defined level where we can distinguish between real nudity and clean?

  2. iMuslim says:

    The websites you mentioned rely on advertising revenue, just like TV and the print media, and thus have no qualms about using sex to sell. It’s even worse on the internet, because unlike with TV, there is no ‘watershed’, i.e., one can be exposed to this kind of depravity, 24/7, whether you’re young or old.

    The problem is, people seem to have gotten so used to seeing nudity everywhere, it is no longer considered taboo. So now, the public’s definition of ‘nudity’ and ‘clean’ is most likely very different to what it used to be.

    Islamic limits would define male ‘nudity’, as any body part being exposed between the navel, and the knee. For women, any part, except for the face and hands. Considering how it is scantily clad, beautiful women that are mainly used to pimp goods, the internet cannot be considered a friendly place for the modest Muslim!

    I say Muslim, but similar rules of modesty apply to many other folk, such as Christians, and even atheists who just don’t wanna be seeing so much flesh!

  3. Sanix says:

    Hmm . truely said .. internet is not a place for a modest Muslim..

  4. Lucyp says:

    If you consider back a decade or so to what is deemed acceptable now and back then, it is quite shocking.
    It is, i am afraid, the price we have to pay for an internet free of rules and regulations and as you said, sex sells.

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