Armenia and the Dangers of Internet Porn

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Is the tiny Caucuses nation being wracked by its big appetite for adult websites?

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsian talks to young computer users at the TUMO Center of Creative Technologies / Armenian Presidential Press Service

Armenia may boast one of the world's strongest fatal attractions to dangerous online locations, according to one recent Russian assessment.

Kaspersky Lab, a Russia-based anti-virus software producer, ranked Armenia third in terms of visits to malware-containing sites, after the United States and Oman. The company, which boasts some 300 million self-reported users for its software, claimed that that most of its users wander into unsafe online quarters after following links suggested by websites with adult content.

In its Worldwide Threat Assessment report, Microsoft, though, did not echo that finding. Armenia did not fall into its top-ten list, although Armenia's rival, Turkey, ranked in the number-ten spot. The US led the list.

But, earlier on, Armenia also appeared as an outstanding achiever on a related ranking compiled by AVG Technologies, an American anti-virus software manufacturer. The company named Armenia as the third most dangerous place to log onto the Internet, after Turkey and Russia. On this list, Armenia is followed by neighbor and sworn enemy Azerbaijan.  

This article originally appeared at EurasiaNet.org, an Atlantic partner site.

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