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Monday, June 04, 2007

Dangerous Search Engines

Searches for peer to peer file sharing clients and digital music on major search engines have a good chance of delivering you to a questionable Web site serving up spyware, adware, and spam.

Search categories such as digital music and tech toys produced between 35 to 50 percent risky sites on average when using search engines owned by Google, Yahoo, MSN, and AOL.

McAfee's SiteAdvisor browser toolbar identifies risky sites by flagging them (should you visit one) with a "red" warning or a "yellow" cautionary label that appears in your browser.

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