June 10, 2009

Most Dangerous Search Terms on the Web

You are a smart computer user. You don't open suspicious email, you keep your firewall on, and you don't visit sites common knowledge says harbor viruses and spyware. Or do you?

According to a recent study by McAfee, Internet searches for such terms as "lyrics," "myspace," and "free music" often return sites that house malware that can infect your computer. Why do these sites so often house malware? Hackers realize that people consider these sites "safe," so it is more easy to place items that look safe, but in reality download malware to your computer.

You can read the complete study here.

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