Facebook was the most blocked platform by businesses in 2010, a report released by web security firm OpenDNS has revealed.
According to the statistics released by the company for 2010, Facebook was blocked or blacklisted by more than 14 per cent of OpenDNS users. The social network was followed by one-time rival MySpace, which was blocked by 9.9 per cent of users and Google's video sharing platform YouTube, which was blocked by 8.1 per cent.
YouTube and Facebook also topped the list of most whitelisted websites in 2010, with 12.7 per cent and 12.6 per cent of users choosing to grant access to the website respectively. Gmail.com was the third most whitelisted website with 9.2 per cent users opting for it.
The OpenDNS report, also reveals that PayPal was the top target for Phishing in 2010, with 45.9 per cent of phishing websites found to be posing as PayPal. The service was followed by Facebook and HSBC Group with 5.3 per cent and 4.9 per cent respectively.
OpenDNS CEO and founder David Ulevitch said in a statement that “Overall, 2010 was all about social, and this trend is reflected in the data we’re seeing at OpenDNS. Facebook is both one of the most blocked and the most allowed websites, reflecting the push/pull of allowing social sites in schools and the workplace.”