Sponsored search results threaten security

Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 2:12 AM EST

Sponsored results from leading search vendors may contain web addresses for dangerous or hostile sites which could compromise the security of corporate data, according to research by security vendor McAfee.

McAfee surveyed Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL and Ask search results, and found all returned risky sites – up to 72 percent for results for popular keywords such as “popular software” and “digital music”.

At IT Week.

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