Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
Source: SearchSecurity - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Security Despite all the dire warnings about legal liabilities and security risks, a new study indicates one in five workers uses his or her company's Web access for personal use. Among the industries reporting the highest abuse is the male-dominated manufacturing field, where nearly 13% of users try accessing forbidden pornography, dating and gambling sites. Its workforce also tended to chat longest with friends while at work.

Government workers, meantime, were more likely to be lured to a site containing spyware and malicious code, according to a just-released report by content-filtering software provider Burstek, a unit of Burst Technology Inc. based in Bonita Springs, Fla. The study of 10,688 employees in seven industries reflects the reality of Internet usage in the office. Twenty percent of all Internet access at work was for personal use, accounting for 21% of a company's bandwidth costs.

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