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Google's Bad Images

Google may have been voted to most reputable company in America, but its images don't have such a great image these days. That's because a whole lot of them are fraught with malware. The SANS Internet Storm Center made the discovery, though I'm not sure if it was researchers doing research or researchers checking out photos (that's a joke, SAN researchers!).

The malware tries to trick users into buying fake security software. I love the irony of malware being used to sell anti-malware. I want to meet the guy who invented this scheme -- and punch him in the nose!

About a half million people a day (yes, a day) are directed to these malicious fake anti-malware sites.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/11/2011 at 1:18 PM


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