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Abuse of search engine results

July 01, 2010  Security Suite

A research study on popular search phrases was carried out by Symantec and showed almost a third of the top one hundred search results offered by search engines, led to websites infected with malware. These websites attempted to acquire personal information from the users or directly installed malware into the user’s system. The 14-day analysis showed that less than half of the dangerous links were removed by the search engines from their search results. The remaining links were still displayed to users for at least14 days. Experts agree that this method is the most prevalent way of spreading malware The emergence of companies who get most of their profits from illegal or semi-legal activities is linked to this trend. These companies pay top dollar for search campaigns and high-quality SEO, increasing the chances of ordinary users visiting malware infected sites Using a web shield that provides daily updates is one of the best protection methods against this threat. Our web shield application, “Web Security Guard” is highly recommended and was developed by an international team of experts who continuously provide updates. Thousands of websites are analyzed and added to our database daily. Click here for more information.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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