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Guess what! Chinese watch most porn at work, survey finds

sex and relationships Updated: May 30, 2015 15:38 IST
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China has the most number of people watching porn at work, revealed a global research study conducted by Blue Coat Systems, a market leader in enterprise security.

The survey found that at 19%, China topped the list for number of people viewing adult content sites on a work device followed by Mexico (10%) and Britain (9%).

The survey conducted by independent research firm Vanson Bourne for Blue Coat with 1580 respondents across 11 countries found that universally, workers visited pornographic websites despite being aware of the risks to their companies.

"While the majority of employees are aware of cyber security risks, in practice, most still take chances," said Hugh Thompson, Chief Technical Officer for Blue Coat Systems.

Pornography is one of the most popular methods of hiding malware or malicious content.

"Even though awareness is high of the threat posed by adult content sites, workers are still visiting these potentially dangerous sites," Blue Coat Systems said in a statement.

While 37% of respondents in Singapore said they used new applications without IT department's permission, 33% in Britain and 30% in India and Mexico did the same.

Australia and France were the lowest offenders at 14% and 16%, respectively.

Nearly two out of five employees (41%) used social media sites for personal reasons at work.

"It is a serious risk to businesses as cyber criminals hide malware on shortened links and exploit encrypted traffic to deliver payloads," the survey said.

"In addition, this risky behaviour can leave both sensitive corporate and personal data open to being stolen and used immediately, stored for future use, or sold into a thriving black market where compromised corporate and personal identities are traded globally," the authors wrote.

"It is no longer realistic to prevent employees from using them, so businesses need to find ways to support these technology choices while simultaneously mitigating the security risks, the authors suggested.