Malicious search terms and the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate
Awwww, aren't they cute? Watch out -- searching for them online could kill your computer!
Norton, the anti-virus software company, is warning people to beware of the sites they click on if they're doing any searches for the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, on April 29. Apparently, there are plenty of malicious websites out there that want you to click on them, and then they'll do nasty stuff to your computer. An online misstep could even cost you money.
Perhaps the most important warning from Norton: "Think before you click – Beware of emails or links that promise “leaked” footage, offer “scandalous” pictures, or purport to have “secret” information. Cybercriminals take advantage of sensational and shocking headlines to get you to click on links that could infect your computer."
The chart below shows how many "poisoned" results showed up for each term, out of the first 100 terms returned.
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