March 30, 2009
Nerdsonsite

Google-bombing Conficker

Careful what you search for and click on — at least if you’re using Google you benefit from its association with Badware.org.
Of course as I searched for “Conficker nmap” this just now, the first hit is:
googlesearch-confickernmap

As I click on it, here’s the warning:
googlesearch-confickernmap-badware

If you click on “Why was this site blocked”, you will get the following advisory:
googlesearch-confickernmap-advisory

Lesson to be learned:  when a search term becomes really popular, apply extra caution in:

  • search engine you use
  • links you click on
  • which browser you use (Firefox with NoScript extension recommended)

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