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wyrmrider
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 6:19 am    Post subject: Killer phrase will fill your PC with spam Reply with quote

Interweb's most dangerous words revealed

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31675


THERE IS ONE phrase which, if you type into any search engine will expose your PC to shed-loads of spam, according to a new report.
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

knew it was bad did not know it was that bad!!!
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see how you can attract any spam by typing anything at all into a search engine. Unless your search is linked to your email address in some way, it's impossible.

Visiting those sites, however, and downloading their rubbish, or signing up for any newsletters will just be begging for trouble.

I'd have said that such a turn of phrase was merely alarmist nonsense but for the fact that the original report's author is Ben Edelman, who usually knows what he's talking about.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trickyricky wrote:
I don't see how you can attract any spam by typing anything at all into a search engine. Unless your search is linked to your email address in some way, it's impossible.

Visiting those sites, however, and downloading their rubbish, or signing up for any newsletters will just be begging for trouble.

I'd have said that such a turn of phrase was merely alarmist nonsense but for the fact that the original report's author is Ben Edelman, who usually knows what he's talking about.


the news source is the inquirer - any of their headlines should be taken with a pinch of salt, shall we say. its quite likely that theyve just done a "hack job" of reporting the - er - report, however i havent read the full report on the site advisor site or ben's writeup yet so i couldnt say for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:50 am    Post subject: here's the link Reply with quote

http://www.siteadvisor.com/studies/search_safety_may2006.html
The Safety of Internet Search Engines

This is a BIG report

actually I think that ANY press that prods is good

installed site advisor- firefox blocked- edit options

several prompts- did a really want to do this

Scotty is on patrol good doggie

had netcraft but it was not compatible with new version of Firefox
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I googled for siteadvisor.com there is also siteadvisor.net
which is...

http://www.noadware.net/?hop=infocusp

will try again after reboot and see what the real site advisor says

sigh
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well site advisor (siteadvisor.com) had no problems with siteadvisor.net

found no problems with noadware.net

found major problems with noadware.com

"When we tested this site we found links to bulletproofsoft.com, which our analysis found to be deceptive or fraudulent."
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