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YoKenny

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Be Careful With Your Search Results
« on: September 05, 2009, 07:04:26 PM »
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Be Careful With Your Search Results

Posted by Sean-Paul Correll at  01 September 09 07:29

Blackhat SEO (BHSEO) is currently one of the most prevalent distribution methods for Malware on the Internet.  It’s also one of the most dangerous methods because of the user-implied trust in search results.  A Forrester research study conducted in 2008 showed that 50 percent of Internet users trust content delivered by search engines. It’s no surprise that cyber criminals have been using malicious search results as a main monetization stream. 
http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/archive/Be-Careful-With-Your-Search-Results.aspx

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Re: Be Careful With Your Search Results
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 07:24:43 PM »
Finjan and WebShield are must have.
Also K9 filter could help.
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YoKenny

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Re: Be Careful With Your Search Results
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 07:35:07 PM »
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Fake anti-virus

Published: 2009-09-04,
Last Updated: 2009-09-04 03:28:27 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 1) 

Matt wrote in with the following:

"It might be a good idea to make end users aware that the fake-antivirus scan / trojan / ransomware people have raised the bar.  I'm planning to put together a small educational email to send to my end users.

I had a difficult malware extraction today.  One of our users ended up with Windows Police Pro (WPP) malware installed on her machine. I was really surprised at how tough this program was to clear, and ended up re-loading the machine via Ghost image.
http://www.dshield.org/diary.html?storyid=7066

CharleyO

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Re: Be Careful With Your Search Results
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 11:16:30 AM »
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Thanks for the info, Yokenny.   :)


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spg SCOTT

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Re: Be Careful With Your Search Results
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 01:38:46 PM »
Thanks YoKenny,

Indecently,

Reporting a bad search item to google:
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_badware/