Archive for June, 2009

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Jun
09

What are the most dangerous search terms on the Internet?

  • A new research report identifies the most dangerous Internet search words
  • Searches using “music lyrics” and “free” attract malicious software sites
  • Expert: “We’ve seen a dramatic increase in malware”
  • Dangerous topics include screen savers, free games and “work from home”

Categories that had the highest risk of run-ins with malware: screen savers, free games, work from home, Olympics, videos, celebrities, music and news. Riskiest terms: word unscrambler, lyrics, myspace, free music downloads, phelps, game cheats, printable fill-in puzzles, free ringtones and solitaire.

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