Category web blocks rose by 24% in September, with online chat and instant messaging accounting for 20% of all blocks. Pornpgraphy topped the list of restricted websites employees attempted to access.

Type of site % of companies
monitored
Pornography 63.2
News & magazines 56.2
Gambling 48.7
Dating & relationships 48.7
Software & hardware 46.7
Chat & instant messaging 45.6
Webmail 45.4
Music 43.6
Hosting & IT services 30.7
Advertising & promotion 21.4
Source: ScanSafe.


CONSUMER LIFE
Percentage of people in the UK carrying out the
following financial management activities online:

Online banking 52%
Pay utility bills 32%
Buy insurance 29%
Complete tax return 11%
Arrange a loan 11%
Percentage of people who …
Use instant messenger 32%
Use photo sharing sites 18%
Have friends they met on the internet 18%
Use community websites/forums 17%
Source: Get Safe Online Report (October 2006)


DIRECTORY HARVEST ATTACKS
BIG DROP AFTER SUMMER PEAK
April – 17,905,906
May – 20,598,813
June – 25,216,077
July – 19,580,236
August – 24,392,394
September – 16,726,259