Bing - Image & Video Search Unfiltered

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Kiwikenji Posted: 1 Jun 2009 12:53 PM

FYI - Image & video searches using Microsoft's new search engine are currently being unfiltered. I called Websense Tech support and informed them about the site, it appears they have received other similar calls. For now we have re-categorized the following URLS: bing.com/images and bing.com/videos.

Kenji D'Aguiar
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In addition to add, it's not part of the "Safe Search" selection, where search results would be forced to avoid returning adult related images. 

JACOB SLOAN, CCNA, WCSE

 

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I came here wondering if anyone has had this problem, too.  Looks like we are going to blck the images and videos as suggested- until further notice. 

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On June 1st Microsoft launched bing.com started redirecting all live.com traffic to bing.com as well. During that transition it appears they also changed their URL parameters for enabling safe search within certain versions of IE. This broke the way that we enforce safe search and allowed users to bypass the web filter to view objectionable material (images and videos).
Version 7 customers received the update for this last night and there is now a new version 6 database available on our production servers.  The fix for version 5 is also now available.

We will also be updating Knowledge Base Article 1311 that addresses SafeSearch:
http://www.websense.com/SupportPortal/SupportKbs/1311.aspx

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Thank you for the update!

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