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AV-Test Prompts New Search Engine Malware Tests

  • PC Mag, Friday, April 19, 2013 3:08 PM

Malicious sites continue to use search engine optimization in an effort to rank higher in search engine queries in hopes of searchers trusting and clicking on the link, according to a report released last week from AV-Test. A Yandex search engine spokesperson told MediaPost the company supports new malware testing after the independent lab released finding from an 18-month study looking at malware being delivered by search engines Google, Bing, Yandex and others. Yandex wants to see the "methodology transparent and clear to avoid any misinterpretations," he said.

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