Well, if there werent enough societal problems presented by pornography, an article by Professor Lori Handrahan (American University) reminds of the national security risks associated with porn consumption:

[Recently,] the Pentagons Missile Defense Agency warned its staff not to view porn on U.S. government computers.

She notes that Bloomberg News talked to a computer security expert who stated that the Missile Defense Agencys use of porn is concerning because many pornographic websites are infected and criminals and foreign intelligence services such as Russias use them to gain access and harvest data.

Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) provides additional, important information not even confined to porn sites:

There are great dangers in interacting with any site that has high-quality imagery, whether its pornographic or not, or a lot of links, said Chase Cunningham, chief of cyber analytics at Sterling, Virginia-based Decisive Analytics Corporation, in a telephone interview yesterday.

Using what is called steganography, Cunningham said, a programmer can embed malicious computer code that infects computers, opens ports, steals data or gains access to networks when photos, videos or other files are downloaded.

That shouldnt come as a surprise, but we should be stunned that employees in defense agencies would expose the nation to such dangers. It is hard to believe that the federal government cant find software vendors who can block access to these sites. Here are some smart Israelis they can talk to for some ideas.