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Instant Exploits?

Posted: 14 Jun 2011 08:02 PM | Anonymous | no comments


Earlier today, Google announced a number of new technologies as part of their Google Inside Search Launch ( http://www.google.com/insidesearch/ ). One of the more interesting is their idea to speed up the W eb with something called "Instant Pages." The basic idea is that they are taking their...

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Green Energy Black Hat SEO

Posted: 27 May 2011 10:00 AM | Anonymous | no comments


Websense Security Labs Threatseeker network has detected the Black Hat SEO attack on a domain that belongs to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The domain appears to be compromised by a number of medical spam-related URLs, most of which are compromised sites themselves. As you can see...

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Instant Previews: A Pawn for Malicious Intent

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 06:08 PM | Mary Grace Timcang | no comments


Ever noticed a magnifying glass next to your Google search results lately? It is actually a new service that Google launched last week called Instant Previews . This service allows users to see what a page looks like before going to it by hovering or clicking the magnifying glass next to the Google search...

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Attackers using Prince William engagement for attacks

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 11:19 PM | Patrik Runald | no comments


It didn't take long for attackers to take advantage of the big news that Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married . As we have explained before, attackers have the process down to a science. They monitor breaking news, trending topics, and buzz words, then automatically manipulate search...

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Veteran's Day spurs Poisoned Search

Posted: 10 Nov 2010 11:58 PM | Mary Grace Timcang | no comments


Today is Veteran's Day and like any other holidays, black hat SEO and spam emails have been visible since Monday this week. Websense customers are protected against this attack through our Advanced Classification Engine . Search terms like veteran's day , veteran's day 2010 , veteran's...

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