Saturday, May 13, 2006

Killer phrase will fill your PC with spam

Researchers Ben Edelman and Hannah Rosenbaum reckon that typing the phrase 'Free Screensavers' into any search engine is the equivalent of lighting a blue touch paper and standing well back.

For a list of other danger words, read the article. The article mentions SiteAdvisor, which comes in a free version. I recently started using it and so far I've seen no downside to it except like all tools it may give a somewhat false sense of security if you don't use your brain along with it.

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