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Tweet Week: April 11-17, 2011

18 Apr 11   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

DMCA, Flash zero day, Avast glitch, imgaaa attack, Qubes OS …

Tweet Week: March 28 – April 3, 2011

04 Apr 11   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

CSP in Firefox 4, plugin check in Google Chrome, LizaMoon, Google human autocompleters …

Tweet Week: March 21-27, 2011

28 Mar 11   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

Firefox 4, Google search results, scareware, attack story …

Major Disasters in Poisoned Search Results

14 Mar 11   Filed in Website exploits with 4 Comments

Only a few hours after the Friday’s 8.9 earthquake and the consequent tsunami hit Japan, security researchers noticed many poisoned Google search results for this news related searches that redirected web surfers to fake antivirus sites.

This situation nothing new. We’ve seen similarly poisoned search results for Haitian earthquake a year ago, for the recent New Zealand’s earthquake, for last year’s floods in Pakistan, etc.

Many people use search engines to find details about breaking news such as natural disasters, catastrophes, accidents, etc. Such hardly predictable events, have literally zero relevant results before they happen, so during the first few hours after the event almost any site with relevant information have good chances to rank high on Google. This short window when competition is quite light is all cyber-criminal need to have a steady traffic to their breaking new related doorway pages. Then, when every news site and blog add their 2 cents and there are plenty resources about those hot topics, only most reputable and most relevant web pages make it to the top of search results.

I decided to check the poisoned search results and here’s what I found:
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Tweet Week: February 21-27, 2011

28 Feb 11   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

Malware from .CC domains, WordPress 3.1 and changes in Google’s algorithm … »»

Tweet Week: January 17 – January 23, 2011

25 Jan 11   Filed in Tweet Week with 1 Comment

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

Google’s anti-malware and webspam efforts, StopBadware asks for your comments, FileZilla trick, etc.. »»

Two Tweet Weeks: December 6-19, 2010

20 Dec 10   Filed in Tweet Week with 1 Comment

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

New Google’s warnings for compromised websites, WordPress 3.03, stolen passwords, malicious add, security tips »»

Tweet Week: September 20-26, 2010

27 Sep 10   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

Twitter XSS, Google New, ASP.Net vulnerability, FTP via KeePass automation … »»

Tweet Week: September 13-19, 2010

20 Sep 10   Filed in Tweet Week with 1 Comment

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

OpenX security holes, incentives behind Google’s Webmaster Tools and malware warning, password reuse … »»

At Google’s Office in Moscow

19 Jun 10   Filed in General with Comments Off

At Google's Office in Moscow

My visit to Google, Moscow last week ;)