01-28-2010 11:23 AM
Yesterday we saw SEO poisoning attacks when searching for keywords such as "Apple Tablet". Now, after the product announcement has been made, we are seeing the same attack with the actual name of the product included in the search term.
You can read the rest of this Blog here: iPad S.E.O. Poisoning Leads To Rogue Security Software.
01-28-2010 12:44 PM
Interesting, thanks for sharing that. Do you know if the detection works outside the browser level (ie: is it browser independent?) or does it only work through supported browsers?
01-28-2010 03:58 PM - edited 01-28-2010 04:00 PM
Thanks for your Reply.
Norton Antivirus Auto-Protect will work regardless of whether you have your Browser Running or not, whereas I.P.S. are only Compatible with I.E. 6 and Newer, 32-Bit, and FireFox 3.0 and Newer.
01-29-2010 08:32 AM
It looks like this signature is implemented in the network stream IPS detection and should be independant of the browswer that you are using.
01-30-2010 10:40 PM
Sad to see that a search on such a great new product release immediately leads to new malware
01-31-2010 02:57 PM
Thanks again for all the info. The thread and blog post led me to do some research on what SEO (good and bad) entails and what would lead to poisoning.