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Title: Google Offers Text Ads Linked to Malware Site

 

Source: DailyTech.com

Date Published: 14 November 2008

 

Excerpt: Search giant Google is known for its "do no evil" approach.  It goes to great lengths to protect the environment and it blocks sites on lists of known malware sites from being searched.

However, security researchers made an alarming discovery of a major slip-up for Google.  The site had allowed a known malware site to buy text ads and was placing these ads on its partner pages through its Google AdWords service.  The link was listed as “Antivirus XP 2008,” which led to the URL “antivirus-world-2009.com.” (Don't go there)

 

To read the compete article see:

http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Offers+Text+Ads+Linked+to+Malware+Site/article13436.htm

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