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Top 10 sites banned at work (screenshots)

Here are the 10 sites that are named by OpenDNS to be the biggest problems for businesses in 2010 - mostly for cutting back on worker productivity.
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By Andy Smith on
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OpenDNS, a provider of DNS-based security and infrastructure services, released its list of sites that were most often blocked by businesses in 2010. The most obvious reason for most of the sites on the list is to minimize distractions and keep workers productive. I even found out that my company blocks one of these sites.

No surprise here as Facebook was the most blocked site by businesses with almost one in four (23 percent) trying to put the clamps on social networking site.

The full list.

UPDATE: Here are some more lists of filters, blockers, and cybercrime from OpenDNS.

Top 10 blacklisted Websites (overall)

Web filtering: Top 10 blocked categories

Web filtering: Top 10 whitelisted sites

Top 10 targets of phishers

Top 10 countries hosting phishing Websites

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MySpace was the second most blocked site at the office by 13 percent of businesses.

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You can't watch any funny videos from YouTube at 11.9 percent of workplaces.

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Doubleclick ads and tracking are taboo at 5.7 percent of businesses.

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No. 5 Twitter is considered a problem at 4.2 percent of businesses.

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Personal email is apparently considered a problem at 2.1 percent of businesses.
 

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Managers at 2.1 percent of workplaces don't want their employees tempted by the social networking of Google.

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Tracking cookies from ad.yieldmanager.com are blocked by 1.8 percent of business sites including mine.

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Sharing with Meebo is not allowed at 1.6 percent places of work.

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You can't follow your auctions at the 10th most-blocked site at work - eBay.

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The full list:

1. Facebook

2. MySpace

3. YouTube

4. DoubleClick

5. Twitter

6. Hotmail

7. Orkut

8. ad.yieldmanager

9. Meebo

10. eBay

Source: OpenDNS

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Here is a list of Websites that were blacklisted or blocked by users. Many on the list were blocked by concerns over use of bandwidth or privacy concerns:

1. Facebook.com —14.2%
2. MySpace.com — 9.9%
3. YouTube.com — 8.1%
4. Doubleclick.net — 6.4%
5. Twitter.com — 2.3%
6. Ad.yieldmanager.com — 1.9%
7. Redtube.com —1.4%
8. Limewire.com — 1.3%
9. Pornhub.com —1.2%
10. Playboy.com — 1.2%

Source: OpenDNS

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1. Pornography -- 85%
2. Sexuality — 80.1%
3. Tasteless — 77.3%
4. Proxy/Anonymizer — 76.2%
5. Adware — 69%
6. Nudity — 67.2%
7. Hate/Discrimination — 58.7%
8. Lingerie/Bikini — 58.5%
9. Gambling — 58%
10. Drugs — 57.3%

Source: OpenDNS

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These sites were given special access when filtering blocked out them out within an entire categories.

1. YouTube.com — 12.7%
2. Facebook.com — 12.6%
3. Gmail.com — 9.2%
4. Google.com — 9%
5. Translate.Google.com — 6.3%
6. LinkedIn.com — 6%
7. MySpace.com — 4.7%
8. Skype.com — 4.6%
9. Deviantart.com — 4.3%
10. Yahoo.com — 3.9%

Source: OpenDNS

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These sites were pursued most often by scammers.

1. PayPal — 45.9%
2. Facebook — 5.3%
3. HSBC Group — 4.1%
4. World of Warcraft — 3.2%
5. Internal Revenue Service — 3%
6. Bradesco — 1.9%
7. Orkut — 1.7%
8. Sulake Corporation — 1.5 %
9. Steam — 1.2%
10. Tibia — 1%

Source: OpenDNS

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As you can see, more than half of the world's phishing attacks originated in the US.


1. United States — 53.8%
2. Germany — 6.3%
3. Canada — 5.2%
4. United Kingdom — 4.8%
5. France — 3.5%
6. Russia — 2.9%
7. China — 2.8%
8. South Korea — 2.8%
9. Italy — 2.5%
10. The Netherlands — 2.4%

Source: OpenDNS

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