1) Beware of what you search for

Cyber criminals
realized long ago that people trust search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing even after those sites and their results lists have been shown to be easy targets for scams. Attacks
that use search engine optimized (SEO) Web sites to spread malware are a growing
problem.

Cyber criminals
realized long ago that people trust search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing even after those sites and their results lists have been shown to be easy targets for scams. Attacks
that use search engine optimized (SEO) Web sites to spread malware are a growing
problem. A recent report by Web
security firm Websense concluded that searches for current events and breaking
news are actually more likely to lead to malware sites than searches for
pornography and other illicit content
. What’s the solution? Googling for the toy you’re looking for
may be a natural first step. But taking the
extra second to type in the domain of a reputable shopping Web site will make you less likely to get phished or
otherwise directed down one of the Web’s
dark alleys.

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