Search engine optimization for small and very small businesses.

“Risky” Sites in Search Engine Results

According to Security Pro News, researchers analyzed results of searches on Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Ask and found that “all of the major search engines returned risky sites in their search results for popular keywords” and that “dangerous sites soared to as much as 72 percent of results for certain popular keywords, such as ‘free screensavers,’ ‘digital music,’ ‘popular software,’ and ‘singers.’

Some sites contain nasty stuff like spyware, viruses and malicious code. In some cases, you’ll get spam if you give them your e-mail address. Increasingly, caution is the watch-word on the web.

Vigilance!

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