Security researchers scrutinise search engine poisonings

    Date31 Mar 2010
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2840
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The techniques used by unloveable rogues who automate search engine manipulation attacks themed around breaking news to sling scareware have been unpicked by new research from Sophos. A research paper published on Wednesday by Sophos researchers Fraser Howard and Onur Komili lifts the lid on the search engine optimisation techniques used by hackers to hook surfers into their scams.

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