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Yahoo! Sponsored Search Results Leads rogue antispyware


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 06:29 AM

Search engines are often used by attackers as platforms from which to deliver malicious code. A while ago it was reported that Google was serving up advertisements that led to misleading applications (also known as rogue antispyware products).

This time, the malicious code authors are using “Yahoo! Sponsored Search” listings as a means to promote a misleading product called ”Antivirus & Security.” Antivirus-2009-new.com and Antivirus-pro-download.com are returned in Yahoo! Sponsored Search results as the latest version of AVG antivirus; ...Instead of using techniques like search engine optimization (SEO) poisoning to get the opt listing in the search engine results, attackers are using Yahoo’s advertising services to display their advertisement on all websites that display Yahoo’s sponsored search results....

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:32 PM

Of course. Google's Sponsored Links are worse IMO.
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