50 most dangerous web search terms

Posted: June 10, 2009 in science & technology

search terms

It might surprise that it’s not words like ‘warez’ and ‘porn’ that top the list of high-risk search terms (ie those that invite malware onto your computer), but on the other hand, it is no surprise that words like ‘lyrics’, ‘free music downloads’ or ‘free ringtones’ feature as chart toppers. Malicious sites of course will target popular search terms plus: the very notion of ‘free’ in relation to copyrighted items like music or ringtones should ring alarm bells. To download the pdf with the full list, click on the link below.

The Web’s Most Dangerous Search Terms [Lifehacker via gHacks]


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