Social network searches could be a hacker's dream

Monday Dec 14th 2009 by Staff

The race to include up-to-the-minute postings from popular social networks atop search results from Google, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo Search should trigger a boon — for spammers and cybercriminals.

USA Today: Links to corrupted websites continue to turn up in search results. And spam messages and infectious postings continue to infest social networks. Combining the two seems likely to tilt the advantage to the bad guys. "This is just going to amplify the bad effects and make it easier for spammers and hackers to get their stuff to the top of search results," says Michael Greene, security analyst at PC Tools.
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