A new study shows how some search engines can be tricked by online scams.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – Internet users are reportedly not the only victims of online scams. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a recent study shows how search engines can also fall prey to scammers.
As noted in the report, the study showed how some fraudulent sites can be funneled into search engine ranking systems and show up in top spots of search results. Security researcher Jim Stickley, who co-founded TraceSecurity Inc., is quoted by the AP as warning users to be cautious of potentially fake websites stating, “When you’re using search engines, you’ve got to be diligent… You can’t trust that just because it’s No. 2 or No. 1 that it really is. A phone book is actually probably a safer bet than a search engine.”
The original AP story about the study can be found at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_search_engine_safety;_ylt=AiAACGyYQ5vAnuw2JF2fSSwjtBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTJzajhyOHFiBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMjA4L3VzX3RlY19zZWFyY2hfZW5naW5lX3NhZmV0eQRjcG9zAzEEcG9zAzIEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDaG93ZmFrZXNpdGVz.
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