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Spammers have jumped on Sunday’s news of the death of Osama bin Laden, lacing new spam e-mail runs and search engine optimized Web pages with news of the Al Qaeda chief’s demise at the hands of U.S. special forces.
Online scam artists are using black hat search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to push more than just malicious software. In fact, SEO is increasingly being used to drive traffic to a range of phony Web based search engines that are feeding cost-per-click advertising scams, according to a blog post from Web security firm zScaler.
A team of Catalan researchers has developed a protocol to distort the
user profile generated by Internet search engines, in such a way that
they cannot save the searches undertaken by Internet users and thus
preserve their privacy. Read the full story [Science Daily]